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Japan Tour 2010

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from 3rd until 22nd of April (small extension because of the volcano clouds) we went with a group of 11 aviation photographers on a tour to Japan. The guys from 4Aviation lead us to wonderful spots around the airbases in Japan and we captured wonderful moments. We are all busy editing our immense number of shots but here are already a few highlights and I am sure many more will follow. Enjoy!

1. Misawa
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2. Gifu
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3. Gifu
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4. Kanoya
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5. Tsuiki
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6. Nyutabaru
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7. Nyutabaru
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8. Hyakuri
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9. Hyakuri
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Re: Japan Tour 2010

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Wonderful Peter, can't wait to see more! I see that you guys managed to get on the farmers tower at Hyakuri? Well done!!
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Wow these pics are really cool. :respect:
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Re: Japan Tour 2010

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Thanks for the kick-off, Peter! Nice shots.
One of the fellow travellers from last year and me decide to go back during the same time frame, although on a slightly different itinerary. We nevertheless met a couple of times.
Below a selection of what we saw on our destinations not covered by 4Aviation.
Maurice, the farmer's enclosure can now be used by anyone. Just dial the phone number on the sign with Japanese text near the entrance (make sure to bring a quad band or UMTS phone, anything else will not work in Japan) and someone will let you in for 1000 JPY.

Miho
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Shimofusa
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Komatsu
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Komatsushima
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Iwakuni
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Iwakuni
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Hofu-kita
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Very nice shots everybody! That P-3/P-X shot is really special.
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Hi Hans et all,
Hans Rolink wrote:Maurice, the farmer's enclosure can now be used by anyone. Just dial the phone number on the sign with Japanese text near the entrance (make sure to bring a quad band or UMTS phone, anything else will not work in Japan) and someone will let you in for 1000 JPY.
This is not entirely correct. The rate is 2000 JPY per individual + 500 JPY for a car (also quoted on the sign). The lady, who's phone number is on the sign will not open the gate (there is a lock, she holds the key) to all. Generally, you'll need a Japanese contact to gain access.

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Hi,

Some additions:

1. NAS Atsugi:
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2. Kanoya:
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3. Nyutabaru. The colourschemes from the Aggressor Eagles seem to change every year:
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4. Nyutabaru: evening sun:
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5. Nyutabaru: more evening sun:
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6. Tsuiku at Sea:
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7. Tateyama:
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8. Superbase Hyakuri:
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9. Hyakuri:
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10. Hyakuri:
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@ all: :)): :good:
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Absolutely GREAT shots of all :multi: !! It must be fantastic over there. :respect:

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Stefan wrote:Hi Hans et all,
Hans Rolink wrote:Maurice, the farmer's enclosure can now be used by anyone. Just dial the phone number on the sign with Japanese text near the entrance (make sure to bring a quad band or UMTS phone, anything else will not work in Japan) and someone will let you in for 1000 JPY.
This is not entirely correct. The rate is 2000 JPY per individual + 500 JPY for a car (also quoted on the sign). The lady, who's phone number is on the sign will not open the gate (there is a lock, she holds the key) to all. Generally, you'll need a Japanese contact to gain access.
That exactly describes our experience!

Thanks all for these great shots, keep 'm coming!

Cheers, Mo.
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Re: Japan Tour 2010

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a few more:

10. Hyakuri
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11. Tsuiki
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12. Atsugi
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13. Gifu
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One of my favorites in Japan, the gunfighter-turned-photographer at Hyakuri. The bright concrete of the runway illuminates the jet´s belly.
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SAR Blackhawk with T-4 on finals, Hamamatsu.
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CAG´s at Atsugi
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The double nuts are the birds of the squadron commanders, not the personal bird of the commander air group. Would be strange though if he has two!
But very very nice pics all!
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Arjan wrote:The double nuts are the birds of the squadron commanders, not the personal bird of the commander air group. Would be strange though if he has two!
But very very nice pics all!
Sorry Arjan,

see http://128.121.102.226/vr9.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;:
"Traditionally, carrier aircraft with side numbers ending in "00" are designated "CAG aircraft" -- nominally the personal mount of the air wing commander, and often bearing special paint schemes."
You are confused with modexes ending in 01. These are the so called skipper birds assigned to the squadron commanders. The CAG even has more than two nominally assigned, as many as there are squadrons within the wing. If you want me, I can dig out some more of CVW-5. Glad you like the piccies though!

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Re: Japan Tour 2010

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Hello Peter,

very nice pics..looking forward to see some more nice pics from you.

greetings robert (soesterberg).
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