An impressive array of Orions is getting prepared on the ramp of Naha airport for their sorties later that day. Note that all three have different domes.
The new international terminal at Haneda. Still very empty. Have a look at the luggage drop points. No more lifting!
The Queen of the Skies, still lacking competition. At least that is my opinion.
The crew is looking at some paperwork, 15 minutes before departure.
You can get very close to the action at Haneda. A 747-400D is turned around in a mather of minutes.
I like the Haneda along the water takeoffs.
Not looking bad at all in the fat evening light.
Almost ready for departure.
Takeoff for another training session.
Banking left over sea to avoid the incoming military traffic. Nice dark sky that seemed to change all day.
One of the beautiful Orions stationed at Okinawa. There was lots of action that day. Probably because of the Korean dispute that was going on at that time. Dedicated to Edwin Chai, who wrote me so... (more)
Handling this Delta triple in wonderful twilight that lasts only minutes.
In the scorching heat they are standing side by side in different states of decay. Driving past these aircrafts, I keep thinking: what a waste. It is not a happy place.
Not going anywhere soon.