Erm, Hyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Erm, Hyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby Kenny on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 12:14 pm

I've not taken that many photos of military aircraft in my life and have probably taken more military photos this year, than ever. I've never seen a Toom used for it's job. Today that changed. If you're ever in Japan. Go to Ibaraki Airport and view Nyakuri Airbase. Amazing access for amazing jets. Cor blimey!!
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What a way to end my trip
Last edited by Kenny on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 6:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 12:17 pm

Awesome! :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby PeterR on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 12:43 pm

You lucky lucky man! :rock: :drool: :yahoo:
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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby stevieb on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 12:49 pm

Wowzers! :clap:
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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby NAM Updater on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 12:58 pm

In future I'd try and take more military photos if I were you! :up:
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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby Rick on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 1:00 pm

Great shots and great subjects :clap: but is it my monitor or do some of them look over compressed, no.2 for instance ?

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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby A380FWWOW on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 1:12 pm

Stunning! Great set mate, well done!
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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby Blackbird on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 1:16 pm

Excellent :clap: :clap: :clap:

Andy :smile:
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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby MikeH on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 1:27 pm

Excellent conditions and plenty of action. Good shots but isn't that Hyakuri? :question:
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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby Russ on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 1:40 pm

You lucky sod Kenneth. Great pics. :clap: :cool:
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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby f4metcalfe on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 2:37 pm

Great set Kenny from Hyakuri, #11 just pips it for me.

Good to see the military using the 'civil' runway. Looks like they were using both runways, was that the case all day ?

Cheers
Chris
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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby swingy on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 2:54 pm

Great stuff. So wish my company would send me to Japan.
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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby Cimmerian on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 3:08 pm

Phantoms!! :clap:

Great set.
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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby iainpeden on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 5:08 pm

Is there a dedicated spotters' area or ss it just great access?
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Re: Erm, Nyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby Kenny on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 6:55 pm

MikeH wrote:Excellent conditions and plenty of action. Good shots but isn't that Hyakuri? :question:

My mistake. I was tired after the 4 hour bus/train journey

@Chris: It was only these 4 Phantoms that used this runway and only ten minutes before I left. Security came round and took my photo and details as they'd never seen a foreigner there. I thought they landed there just for me :grin:

@Iain: Just great access and a very old, basic step ladder plonked next to the fence, which I took full use of :biggrin:
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Re: Erm, Hyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby STCAAMEkid on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 8:05 pm

Kenny, Tombtastic images you've posted here. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Erm, Hyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby ciaranchef on Sat 15 Sep 2012, 6:15 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :win: :win: simply amazing, looks like a aircraft lovers paradise, Ciaran
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Re: Erm, Hyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby nigelblake on Sat 15 Sep 2012, 7:50 am

Wow Kenny you've excelled yourself with these, a fine set, 11 stands out the best for me!! :clap:
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Re: Erm, Hyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby Kenny on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 10:15 am

Thanks everyone. Not bad considering this is my lens :grin:
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Re: Erm, Hyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby trend71uk on Thu 27 Sep 2012, 8:31 pm

Wow , superb . Thanks form posting these .
I'm going out to Japan in 3 weeks time , Hyakuri is my first stop . :smile:
I was pretty excited about going before seeing these , I can't wait now !
Cheers,
Mark
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Re: Erm, Hyakuri might be my favourite base ever!!

Postby Phantom 892 on Wed 03 Oct 2012, 8:33 am

Great set :clap: Always great to see those mighty Phantoms still in action :yahoo:
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