NAF Atsugi 12th Sept

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Kenny
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NAF Atsugi 12th Sept

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Thanks to work sending me to Tokyo for 5 days, I thought it'd be rude not to visit the local attractions. It took an hour to get there by train from Yokohama and when I got off the train, I had a 20 minute walk in searing heat and 71% humidity. I was ridiculously hot. I had some lovely help from certain members of this board and found my spot. I saw a P-3 arrive and I knew I was in the right place. I saw a JMSDF SH-60 doing circuits and settled in. Then it went quiet and I saw my fellow snappers leave. Thankfully, (or not), the final one said "Change direction." Dammit!! So I walked 24 minutes back to the train station and got another train to the north end. Another walk and I was in my spot. A YS-11 was doing circuits and that made me stay.

Hope you don't mind the amount :smile:
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JMSDF P-3C 5015 '15' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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SH-60J JMSDF '63' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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JMSDF P-3C 5015 '15' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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YMSDF YS-11 9043 '43' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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USN SH-60 '717' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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YMSDF YS-11 9042 '42' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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USMC C-12 Huron 8209 by Kenster79, on Flickr

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USN SH-60 '717' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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JMSDF P-3C 5088 '88' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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JMSDF P-3C 5088 '88' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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JMSDF P-3C 5023 '23' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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JMSDF P-3C 5050 '50' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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JMSDF P-3C 5022 '22' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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JMSDF P-3C 5088 '88' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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JMSDF P-3C 5088 '88' by Kenster79, on Flickr

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JMSDF P-3C 5088 '88' by Kenster79, on Flickr

The USN left the day before :roll:

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Re: NAF Atsugi 12th Sept

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Hi Kenny,

Good to see you made is to Atsugi! Must indeed have been a tough walk... :sweat:
Love the YS-11 shot (9043) and the last once is also a very nice with the sun setting behind the P-3. Well done!

Rgds, Hans

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Good to see you managed to find the place Kenny!

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Thanks Hans and Koen. Really enjoyed it despite the heat

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Lovely shots sir

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:clap: :win:

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Very nice sir, great stuff - y'gotta love YS-11s!!! :clap:
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Great shots. Second from last is excellent :clap:
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Great stuff Kenny. Bet you now think the walk was worth it looking at these shots. :clap:

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