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I decided to get up early the next day as rumours said that the rehearsal display for the next day's Airshow might take place at Tsuiki. When I arrived at the favourite spot near the Ocean this seemed to be true, as there were already lots of people, making it very difficult to find a proper parking place. As in the plane the day before I also got some weird looks for being the only foreigner there (yet, as some English guys followed later on) and doing such a long trip only for two Airshows. But I quickly met some interesting people which led to interesting talks about a bit of everything. Even Yasu, who remembered me from last year, was again there and I was very pleased when he greeted me with a familiar 'Mr. Andreas'.

The weather was very fine and the JASDF was flying a lot of F-15s and F-2s. Though the position was not very good for the flying display, taxiing and landing photos were very nice. After the display of Blue Impulse shortly after midday the weather was still very good and many of locals were staying around, I also decided to do so in the hope of some nice arriving aircraft. JGSDF did, but approached the airfield directly and were not photographable.

I thus enjoyed the nice weather and returned once again at sunset to the youth hostel, where once again the hot bath was waiting for me. Just the right thing for the early wake-up call at 0430h the next morning…

The report about the airshow at Tsuiki can be found here on a separate page.

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