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Japan trip nov 2019, day 7. Shikoku Island pics

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Canberra TT.18 wrote:
FredL wrote:Nice listing !
The C being (temporary) replacement for the chrashed D one!? USMC run out of D's?
@Patrick super report and pictures.
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Thanks! I have no idea which unit flies only D models but I liked it to see the oldies!;-).
After Iwakuni I realised I had a spare day….. All the visits went so smooth that I did not know were to go. Komatsu was an option but since I also like non fighter aircraft I decided to go to the Island of Shikoku, I think it is not visited often by spotters, the last time I visited it was 2002 and I did not remember the places. The navy has 2 training bases on the island. One with Beeches at Tokushima Airport and the other one with old SH-60's at Komatsushima Heliport. I visited both places and some wrecks and relics before and after it and the U-125 and Atsugu Beech were welcome visitors.
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Japan trip nov 2019, day 7. Shikoku Island log

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and the log :-):

Tokushima Airport
6836/36 202Kyoiku Kokutai King Air TC90
6837/37 202Kyoiku Kokutai King Air TC90
6838/38 202Kyoiku Kokutai King Air TC90
6839/39 202Kyoiku Kokutai King Air TC90
6841/41 202Kyoiku Kokutai King Air TC90
9305/5 61Kokutai King Air LC90
41895/XIV 14Hikotai UH-1J
JA109A/-- Tokushima Fire Fighting Disaster Prevention Air Corps BK.117C-2
29-3041/41 Hiko Tenkentai U-125A
6802/2 202Kyoiku Kokutai King Air TC90 (instructional fuselage in front of tower)
6810/10 202Kyoiku Kokutai King Air TC90 (preserved at gate)
6832/32 202Kyoiku Kokutai King Air TC90 (stored in hangar)
4150/50 nn Tracker S2F-1 PR
8926/26 nn S.62J PR

Komatsushima Heliport
8265/65 24Kokutai Seahawk SH-60J
8271/71 24Kokutai Seahawk SH-60J
8299/99 24Kokutai Seahawk SH-60J
8303/3 24Kokutai Seahawk SH-60J
29-3041/41 Hiko Tenkentai U-125A
8161/61 24Kokutai Sea King HSS-2B (preserved at gate)
8273/73 24Kokutai Seahawk SH-60J (preserved at gate)
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Japan trip nov 2019, day 8. Komaki Airshow pics

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Japan trip nov 2019, day 8. Komaki Airshow pics

This second saturday of my trip I visited the very very busy Komaki Airshow. After picking up a (well known) Taiwanese friend in a Love Hotel near Gifu we drove to the Komaki JASDF gate and as a miracle found a parking spot :-). When we we entered the base around 8 AM (with thousands of others) aircraft were already taking off for the opening of the show. In the distance we saw a Gifu F-4 taxiing with the most beautifull light and canopies open. Unfortunately the JASDF kept all of us waiting until the opening of the show at 8.30 (see first pic). At the time the 2 Herks and 767's passed over everybody was allowed to attack the platforms. Some people (older spotters) got injured while trying to behave like a younger by sprinting to a good spot on the taxi way.
After 9.30 the sun already turned to the other side of the runway and in the next 7 hours we moved to different spots on the other side of the base. It was a great day with the best weather you can imagine. At the end of the day we were very happy to see static aircraft leaving. The spot on the top off the museum floor is great for photography altough we were not allowed in we got in for a while.
After the show we visited the Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum near Gifu in the dark. It was a great day, I was very happy that I brought my "new" 600mm. I was doubting to bring it because I had to put my 200-400 in the Cargo Luggage (but it survived)
Gifu airshow is next!

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Re: Japan trip nov 2019, day 8. Komaki Airshow pics

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Nice series ... great weather.
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Another nice selection.....did You notice a T-6 in any old HAZ’s near the stored T-3 (this can be viewed across from the civil terminal roof area).

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Again..... Superb pictures. And you enjoyed only weather like this? Lucky man!
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A great trip!!!
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ze341 wrote:Another nice selection.....did You notice a T-6 in any old HAZ’s near the stored T-3 (this can be viewed across from the civil terminal roof area).

Mike
I saw it last year (2018) But not this year though I looked from a few different spots.
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Thanks Patrick.

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Japan trip nov 2019, day 8. Komaki Airshow log

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Alpha Kilo One wrote:Again..... Superb pictures. And you enjoyed only weather like this? Lucky man!
yep, Sunshine als every hour of the trip. I planned the Original trip in october but there was too much rain. For our 2018 trip the weather was not as good but we followed the sun and were also able to shoot all days with sun. No planning is my advice with all the trips and weeronline is your friend ;-). Rebuilding your rental to a motor home makes life very flexible ;-).

Here is the log of the Komaki Airshow (corrections are welcome). It was strange to see 3 Hercules that I saw fly a few year back stored. I do not know if they ordered J's. The Aichi Museum of Flight gave me my last YS.11 :-). The Zero inside is fake.
JA964A/MH964 nn AW.139_
JA6816/-- Aichi Prefecture BK.117C-1
JA11AP/-- Aichi Prefecture BK.117C-2
58-4595/595 Komatsu Kyunantai Blackhawk UH-60J
78-4584/584 Komatsu Kyunantai Blackhawk UH-60J
98-4569/569 Komatsu Kyunantai Blackhawk UH-60J
88-1028/028 402Hikotai C-1_
88-1208/208 403Hikotai C-2_
17-4500/500 Koku Kyunandan Chinook CH-47J
73456/SD Kyoiku Shien Hikotai Cobra AH-1S
63-8102/102 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan F-2B
45-1073/073 401Hikotai Hercules C-130H
75-1076/076 401Hikotai Hercules C-130H
75-1077/077 401Hikotai Hercules C-130H
75-1078/078 401Hikotai Hercules C-130H
85-1079/079 401Hikotai Hercules C-130H
95-1083/083 401Hikotai Hercules C-130H
85-1086/086 401Hikotai Hercules C-130H
95-1083/083 401Hikotai Hercules C-130H
07-3604/604 404Hikotai KC-767J
87-3601/601 404Hikotai KC-767J
87-3602/602 404Hikotai KC-767J
97-3603/601 404Hikotai KC-767J
31312/X 10Hikotai OH-6D
5512/12 3Kokutai P-1_
07-8429/429 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan Phantom II F-4EJ
57-6907/907 501Hikotai Phantom II RF-4E(kai)
16-5666/6 11Hikotai T-4_
26-5686/2 11Hikotai T-4_
26-5690/5 11Hikotai T-4_
26-5692/1 11Hikotai T-4_
36-5697/4 11Hikotai T-4_
46-5731/-- 11Hikotai T-4_
66-5745/3 11Hikotai T-4_
36-5909/909 11Hiko Kyoikudan T-7
62-3024/024 Koku Kyunandan U-125A
82-3007/007 Koku Kyunandan U-125A
41843/SD Kyoiku Shien Hikotai UH-1J
9902/02 71Kokutai US-2_

preserved aircraft
04-4851/851 nn KV.107-IIA-5 behind hangar
82-7778/778 8Hikotai, rode band onder in wal Sabre F-86F behind hangar
94-8125)/"111" nn Sabre F-86D behind hangar "84-8111/111"
51-5645/645 nn Shooting Star T-33A gate
53-4775/775 Koku Kyunandan S.62J gate
56-8672/672 nn Starfighter F-104J Mitsubishi
19-5101/101 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan T-2P Mitsubishi
62-7702/702 nn Sabre F-86F Mitsubishi
8084/84 nn Sea King HSS-2B Mitsubishi

Stored
35-1071/071 401Hikotai Hercules C-130H
75-1075/075 401Hikotai Hercules C-130H
95-1082/082 401Hikotai Hercules C-130H

Aichi Museum of Flight
JA002M/-- nn MH.2000A
JA21ME/-- National Aerospace Laboratory MH.2000_
52-1151/151 403Hikotai YS11FC
JA01MP/-- Metropolitan Police Department Merlin EH.101-510
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Japan trip nov 2019, day 9. Gifu Airshow pics

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The last spotting day of my trip I spend on a hill south of Gifu Air Base. Since I brought my 600mm and I do not loke crowds I decided to try photography from here. I think the results are ok.

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Thanks for the nice reports!

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Nice shots.....need to try this viewing point.

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Re: Japan trip nov 2019, day 9. Gifu Airshow pics

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Beautiful, Patrick.
What a trip....
regards, P.
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Japan trip nov 2019, day 9. Gifu Airshow log and 1 KIX pic

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Pauljos2001 wrote:Beautiful, Patrick.
What a trip....
Thanks for all the nice comments and PM updates on my logs (especially JvD). The saturday published pics were the last pictures of this trip. It was the best trip in Japan so far for me with Sunshine every day and a lot of flying everywhere (and Southern wind in Iwakuni :-)). I like my Nikon 600mm 4.0 very very much and cant wait to use it again :-).
I still have to pay a parking ticket so I do not know if I can enter Japan again but there are enough other nice spot 2 go 2 in 2020!
I hope you liked the pics :-). I might try to publish my Argentina/Uruguay trip that I did with TvB two weeks before this Japan trip.

The last post is this log of the Gifu Airshow.

Gifu Airshow november 10thy 2019 from South to North

South of static
29-5102/102 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan T-2P preserved


static
nn/VATH? 5Tai Sensha Herikoputatai Cobra AH-1S
86-5605/605 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan T-4_
51-5058/058 41Kyoiku Hikotai T-400
29-3041/041 Hiko Tenkentai U-125A
41843/SD Kyoiku Shien Hikotai UH-1J
51-0001/001 TRDI Shinshin X-2_ wfu
66-5603/603 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan XT-4_
47-8327/327 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan Phantom II F-4EJ (hangar)

flightline
78-1024/004 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan C-1_
12-8078/ Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan Eagle F-15DJ
02-8801/ Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan Eagle F-15J
12-8928/ Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan Eagle F-15J
52-8853/853 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan Eagle F-15J
63-8502/502 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan F-2A
93-8553?/553? Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan F-2A
03-8105/ Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan F-2B
63-8102/102 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan F-2B
47-8336/336 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan Phantom II F-4EJ
07-8431/431 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan Phantom II F-4EJ(kai)
57-8357/357 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan Phantom II F-4EJ(kai)
77-8393/393 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan Phantom II F-4EJ(kai)
87-8409/409 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan Phantom II F-4EJ
86-5949/949 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan T-7
57-6907/907 501Hikotai Phantom II RF-4E(kai)
07-3604/604 404Hikotai KC-767J (flying only)

between static and Mitsubishi
83-8544/544 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan F-2B
07-8429/429 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan Phantom II F-4EJ
37-8318/318 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan Phantom II F-4EJ

stored
48-1004/004 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan C-1_
54-3456/456 Hawkeye E-2C
54-3457/457 Hawkeye E-2C
nn Hawkeye E-2C

Mitsubishi
28-1002/002 nb C-1_
08-1201/201 Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan C-2_
2x Chinook CH-47JA
45-1074/074 401Hikotai Hercules C-130H
nn 61Kokutai Hercules C-130R
nn T-4_

Southeast entrance

Base Museum
uk/-- nm Achi E13A1
91-1141/41 Miho C-46D
92-7897)/"427" oz Sabre F-86F-30
51-5663/663 nn Shooting Star T-33A
36-8540/540 oz Starfighter F-104J

The next day I left KIX for AMS, when I entered KIX this Saab was parked on the left side, it was a nice last catch:
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