Japan 2023

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Japan 2023

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In May 2023 I was lucky enough to visit the wonderful country of Japan on a 2 week spotting trip. We visited pretty much all the major, & a few minor bases as well, across the main island of Honshu & a couple on Kyushu. For once the weather gods & the aviation gods seemed to align for the vast majority of the trip as well, the only thing I didn't get to see properly was the JASDF YS-11E's based at Iruma. However I got everything else I wanted, an E-767, aggressor F-15's, EC-1/C-1 & no less than 3 US-2's all in the air, I could go on & on with that.

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ImageJMSDF P-3 Orion by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageMQ-9B SeaGuardian by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-35A by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF C-2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF Kawasaki T-4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF U-125 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUS Navy P-8A Poseidon by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUS Navy E/A-18G by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF E-2C by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-16 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF OP-3 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF EP-3 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUS Navy P-8A Poseidon by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF Kawasaki T-4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF UH-60 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF Kawasaki T-4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF U-680 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF C-1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF EC-1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF EC-1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF CH-47 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF RC-2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF C-1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSMC F/A-18C by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF P-3 Orion by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF P-1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF UP-3C by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF T-7 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF T-400 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF U-125 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF Kawasaki T-4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF E-767 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJapan Coast Guard Dash-8 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF C-17 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF Kawasaki T-4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF Kawasaki T-4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF Kawasaki T-4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF T-5 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF T-7 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF US-2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUS Navy F/A-18F by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSMC F-35B by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF C-17 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUS Navy E-2D by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUS Navy E-2D by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSMC F-35B by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF MCH-101 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF US-2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF UP-3D by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF MCH-101 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF C-12J by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF C-130H by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJGSDF OH-1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJGSDF CH-47 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJGSDF UH-1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJGSDF AH-1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJGSDF OH-1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJGSDF UH-1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJGSDF TH-480 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJGSDF CH-47 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJGSDF CH-47 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF U-4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-15 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-15 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-15 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF U-680 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-15 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-15 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-15 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-15 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF F-15 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF LC-90 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJMSDF C-12F by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF C-130J by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF Kawasaki T-4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF Kawasaki T-4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF F-16 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageJASDF CH-47 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF UH-1N by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF CV-22 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF CV-22 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF RQ-4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, there's a whole lot more in multiple albums on my face book page if you're interested: https://www.facebook.com/DanReevesAviography
Dan

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Re: Japan 2023

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Yet again more great shots Dan and you even got two of the 4 Shinmaywa US-2s. Those paint schemes on the F-15s are also interesting.

Thank you for sharing them.

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Re: Japan 2023

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Great set Dan, thanks for sharing.
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Thanks both,

we actually caught 3 of the 4 US-2's luckily. I chose to omit 1 of them from this as in essence it's the same as 9901 (pic 53). For those wondering the serial was 9906.
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I enjoyed seeing those Dan, thanks for posting them.
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What a fantastic set of photos, very jealous! Great catch with that EC-1!!
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shaggy22 wrote: 01 Jun 2023, 13:15 22.
ImageJASDF EC-1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr
That genuinely looks like a walrus.
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tango234 wrote: 06 Aug 2023, 18:30
shaggy22 wrote: 01 Jun 2023, 13:15 22.
ImageJASDF EC-1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr
That genuinely looks like a walrus.
Haha, you might be right there. Although I think that does a disservice to the Walrus :D
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Great shots, Dan!

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My god there's so much variety in those shots Dan! Amazing images!

BTW, missed you at Oshkosh this past summer!
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Nice.

When I flew back form Okinawa (holiday) back in April 2023 there were a couple of F-15DJ's at Naha airport waiting to taxi.
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MIKE JG wrote: 08 Nov 2023, 01:24 My god there's so much variety in those shots Dan! Amazing images!

BTW, missed you at Oshkosh this past summer!
Sorry Mike, missed this one somehow. I'll be back at Oshkosh at some point, probably 2025 I reckon, maybe later maybe earlier I'm not sure, I will be back though :D
Weescotty wrote: 11 Jan 2024, 20:10 Nice.

When I flew back form Okinawa (holiday) back in April 2023 there were a couple of F-15DJ's at Naha airport waiting to taxi.
Thanks Kevin, would love to go to Okinawa one day
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