JASDF Hyakuri,

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PeteFenwick
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JASDF Hyakuri,

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What an airbase and access is brilliant. Started on the famous (2) towers for the morning then when the sun moved around across the other side of the base.

One can see how close the towers are to the taxiway (which is kinked to go around the towers) allow for great morning photos
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First to launch were some F15's
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Several T4's were flying
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On with the phantoms
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Nice pair of F4s launch
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Camo phantoms flew as well
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Pair of F4s taxing back after the morning launch
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Second morning F15 launch of 4 aircraft
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T4 with Phantom following
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Light prompted a move to the other side of the runway. Landing phantom with 2 QRA F15s behind
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takeoff/landing direction changeable hence some fancy driving-F4 after takeoff
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F15 after takeoff
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Phantoms returning including a recce phantom in late afternoon
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Thanks for looking and comments very welcome. Have a good 2015

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That's it, I'm going to Hyakuri - excellent pics from what looks like an awesome base to visit!!

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Cor! :love: :love:

That's a base that HAS to be on the discerning enthusiast's bucket list, right?

Do those guys need to be on step ladders in that first shot though? Do those extra couple of inches on an already (what looks like) raised platform really matter - especially when it's clear that there's no fence to contend with and the railing is at waist-level? :wat:

Meh. Maybe I'm just a grumpy git today...

Anyway, great shots!

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Superb set from my favourite place in the world!

Tommy wrote:Do those guys need to be on step ladders in that first shot though? Do those extra couple of inches on an already (what looks like) raised platform really matter - especially when it's clear that there's no fence to contend with and the railing is at waist-level? :wat:


There's some trees and bushes that obscure the view down the taxiway...steps can be useful to get these clear of the landing gear :up:

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Ah right, well then that's fair enough. It does seem a little needless from what's shown, though - then again, tbh, I'd just be buzzing to see some Japanese hardware.

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Wow- great photos Pete. Just love the variety of aircraft ay Hyakuri. Just makes you want to be there. T hanks for sharing. Would love to see some more from your visit.
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Can't go wrong with these shots, lovely stuff :-)
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We didn't use steps but there were only 3 of us so no space issues. If there are quite a few people, steps would make it possible for another row of guys to get shots just don't get too close to the exit or lean too heavily on the rails!
The bushes didn't get in our way on the tower closest to the ramp.

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Excellent.

Can't wait to go back.

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great set of photos is the first one taken from the peace gate

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Re: JASDF Hyakuri,

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Thanks for the comments.
The first 17 photos were all taken from the wooden towers, the "peace towers". The towers platform is not large and probably 4 or so can fit in a row comfortably hence the ladders allow another 3/4 behind to get good photos over the front photographer's heads albeit everyone is very polite and we were mindful of others being there for the morning photo opportunities. The ladders also allowed some alternative pics over the security fence from ground level(as per the head on shot of the 2 returning F4's).

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Hi Pete

Glad to see you've posted from the Japan trip, I'm still working my way slowly through the editing process from that epic trip

Thanks for the company
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Paul

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Hi Pete,

Nice selection of shots from Hyakuri. :up: :up:

We had a nice time over there guys :smile:


greetings,
Kenny

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