After waking up somewhere near Nyutabaru the next morning I was really surprised how much the airfield has been changed by the construction work since my last visit. Photo opportunities along the runway were really bad due to all the trucks driving up and down as well as the new runway, which is slightly higher than the old one. I thus decided to try some taxi and landing shots and make the best out of it.
Unfortunately the F-15 fleet was still grounded during the whole day, foiling my plans to photograph the striking Aggressor jets, let alone seeing a rehearsal display for next Sunday's show of them.
As only some F-4EJ Phantoms were flying and the weather was far from perfect I decided quite early in the afternoon to hit the road again and drive back the ~250km – or 6hre on Japanese roads… - to Tsuiki, to see at least some of the way during daylight.
- Category: Air Forces
- Published: 06 January 2010
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