*Air Nippon - B737-5L9 - JA358K*
A beautiful sunrise greets the first arrival of a 744D at Osaka Itami in eight years. Unfortunately this is also the last before the retirement of the type in two month's time.
Water cannon salute for the first return of an ANA jumbo in eight years, as well as for the last visit before retirement of the fleet.
This is "Itami Skypark", a 1.5Km long park that runs along runway 32L on the western side of the airport. From push back, taxi, lineup, rotation, or from approach to touchdown, you can see it all ... (more)
787 daily 16:00 departure, flight 32 heading back to Tokyo in soft late afternoon sun.
When the change over to new color scheme is almost complete, it's the old ones that are becoming rare. Well said.
The newest in ANA's fleet of 23 787s (822 and 823 were in fact delivered a month earlier than 821.)
Any plane will look good in this "golden hour" just before sunset - a JAL Oneworld logo jet is icing on the cake.
This is known to the locals as JAL's "3rd Happiness Express" Disney logo jet.
It's always a struggle for me deciding where to shoot during the sunset hours whenever I'm at this airport - so many great locations, so little time.
With almost constant movements one can easily spend an entire evening at the observation deck and completely forgets dinner... until all restaurants are closed.