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Aerobatic Yoshihide Muroya is the world’s best pilot from freeter

アクロバット飛行の室屋義秀さんはフリーターから世界一のパイロット英語記事
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“Is there an individual competition for aerobatics like Blue Impulse?”

 

 

 

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Aerobatic Yoshihide Muroya is the world’s best pilot from freeter

Challenge from scratch with no funds or experience in acrobatic flight competitions! 30 million debt

 

In an air race in which ace pilots from around the world, such as those in the active air force, compete, a Japanese pilot who has won the world’s best from a freeter with no experience.

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There is a miraculous dream chaser who gives energy to Japan! That person is Mr. Yoshihide Muroya, a pilot based in Fukushima.

This article is about acrobatics, which was a minor sport in Japan at the time, and I had no money or experience. This is a summary of the story of Yoshihide Muroya, who rose to the top with strength of mind and amazing secret techniques.
■Contents of this article
  • Profile of Yoshihide Muroya
    Money Tiger Kuichiro Horinouchi’s support
    Mental training for acrobatic pilots

 

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Profile of Yoshihide Muroya

Yoshihide Muroya was born on January 27, 1973 in Nara Prefecture, and is the main pilot of the air show team living in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. From an early age, he wanted to be a pilot.

He is the main pilot of the competition-oriented (aerobatics) air show team that started his activities in 2002. Since 2009, he has been the first Asian to participate in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, and is known as a pilot who boasts hard work and concentration. It is

In 2016, he won the Chiba tournament for the first time. In June 2016, he signed a sponsorship contract with Lexus and at the same time SARD decided to partner with Muroya and built a research facility in Muroya’s hometown Fukushima.
SARD was in charge of engineering some of Muroya’s races, and Muroya was also involved in SARD’s aircraft research as an advisor. The aircraft is the one with the Lexus logo.

In the 2017 series, he became the first Asian to win the annual overall championship.

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Acrobatic flight has been a passion of mine since I was a child.

The reason why Yoshihide Muroya wanted to become a pilot was because he admired “Amuro Ray”, the main character of “Mobile Suit Gundam” that he saw when he was a child.

After he entered university, he joined the aviation club and started flying training using gliders. In 1993, when he was 20 years old, he went to the United States and obtained an airplane license.

Two years later, in 1995, he saw Jurgis Kailis, an aerobatic pilot from the Republic of Lithuania, fly at the Breitling World Cup held at Tajima Airport in Hyogo Prefecture, and decided to start aerobatics training himself. Did.

In 1997 he went to America again to train with a coach. He also participated in competitions and was selected to represent Japan at the Advanced Class World Championships.

 

Debt of 30 million yen for acrobatic flight show

However, Japan does not have a competitive environment. He was an unknown Japanese who bought a competition plane and aimed to become the world’s number one pilot.

Mr. Muroya continued his training with limited time and money, but in 2002, when he was about to turn 30, he set up his own air show team in an unpredictable situation.

However, in order to show and aim for the top, a certain aircraft was necessary. At that time, I was a part-time worker saving money and training repeatedly, so I didn’t have a lot of savings.

So I decided to borrow 30 million yen and buy the aircraft “Sukhoi 26M”.

Despite many setbacks and humiliations, Mr. Muroya continued his efforts and struggles to such an extent that he mocked himself, saying, “I’m persistent.” He became a world-recognized top pilot.

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Money Tiger Kuichiro Horinouchi’s support

Mr. Muroya, who has a debt of 30 million yen, is saved by the TV program “Money Tiger” that he happened to be watching.

Kuichiro Horinouchi, president of Seikatsu Souko at the time, who was appearing in this program, invested 6 million yen in a female college student who said, “I want to do aerobatics.”

 

When I heard that this money was established, I thought, “I already have a license and an airplane, so this might be better,” so I contacted President Horinouchi the next day.

He insisted, “I have no money, but I want to fly anyway. Please do something about it.”

President Horinouchi said, “If you have a dream, keep going. President Horinouchi always helped me with the lack of funds for two years, and I was able to continue aerobatics.

What is “air race”?

Red Bull Air Race known as F1 in the sky. It is a sports air racer that competes for flying skills and expected performance using airplanes called air races. It is also a competition in which active Air Forces participate.

There is also an aerobatics type that is evaluated not by competing for time but by the difficulty of the technique and the degree of perfection. None of them are major sports in Japan yet.

There are no coaches for this sport in Japan, so it seems necessary to train in the United States.

Yoshihide Murotani was one of them, and he went to the United States to train and participate in small competitions.

Mental strengthening method for acrobatic pilots

2nd Year Jinx! In the 2010 season, mental control became insufficient.

While studying about training to strengthen mentality, I came across Yutaka Shiraishi’s work. After that, you will receive guidance on mental training.

mental strength can be trained

武術の道は心技体が理想

Mr. Muroya grew up in an office worker family, and it wasn’t until he entered college that he got to know airplanes. The money she earns from her part-time job is the main thing she can spend on her practice. She was frustrated many times, and often felt like giving up on the competition, saying, “I can’t do it myself.”

Muroya, who doesn’t have a spectacular experience or career, describes herself as “an ordinary person you can find anywhere.”

From such an ordinary environment, how did she acquire the skills to move around the world? And above all, how did he acquire the “mental strength” to keep getting good results even among the world’s top players? There was an encounter with a teacher named “Yutaka Shiraishi” there.

It is said that there is almost no difference in ability between top-notch professional athletes competing in the world, and it is mental strength that determines victory or defeat.
Needless to say, “mental strength” will make a big difference in results in both business and private life.

Mr. Yoshihide Muroya wrote “Wings of Life” (Mirai Kanai Books).

 

acrobatic flight

There are many people who enjoy Yoshihide Muroya piloting and setting up cameras.
Sometimes I wave my hand during the flight and do fan service.

 

 

 

summary

In Japan, air shows are held all over the country as part of activities to spread awareness of aerobatics. Utilizing the know-how gained from all over the world, we are also actively working on safety promotion activities, and are working to promote sky sports, such as holding aviation classes for children with Fukushima Prefecture.

Fukushima Prefecture “Fukushima Sports Ambassador”. Received Fukushima Prefectural Citizen’s Honor Award.

Participating in the World Championship Air Race starting in 2022. I hope you will have great results.

I would be happy if you could refer to it even a little.

Thank you for reading to the end.

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