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NH462: Goodbye, ANA Pokemon PEACE★JET!

Flight Review: ANA Pokemon Peace Jet Last Flight from Naha to Tokyo

(Flown on April 15, 2016) For over 15 years, ANA was known within the aviation enthusiast’s community as the airline with Pokemon Jets. Unfortunately, the era has come to an end, and the last remaining Pokemon Jet – PEACE★JET – was repainted into regular ANA colors. Below is a report of my experience of flying …

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Onboard World’s First Two Q400CC Flights

Flight Review: RAC Q400CC Inaugural, from Naha to Kumejima and Back

 After Ryukyu Air Commuter received the world’s first Bombardier Q400 Cargo Combi and announced its first commercial flight, I hesitated for a while. However, in the end, I could not miss the unique opportunity to fly on the inaugural flight of a new aircraft type. Ryukyu Air Commuter and the Q400CC Ryukyu Air Commuter (RAC) …

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Introducing My Aviation Photography Workflow

From Camera to Paper: Introducing My Aviation Photography Workflow

In this article, I take a look at my aviation photography workflow from the point I get home from a photo session to the point where the photos are ready for export. To see what equipment I use to take these photos, click here. Rather than being an in-depth guide on each of the steps …

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JA711A & JA712A

Spotting Report: Colorful & Rainy Night at Haneda Airport

Right after I finished work on April 1, 2016, I went to Tokyo Haneda to take some photos at night. What was supposed to be a shooting until around midnight turned into an all night shooting that started at 6:30PM and ended at 4:00AM the next morning. A Streak of ANA Domestic Specials After I …

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Star Wars BB-8™ ANA Jet Pt. 2: The Inaugural

Flight Review: Star Wars BB-8™ ANA Jet Inaugural, from Osaka to Tokyo

(Flown on March 28, 2016) This is the second half of a report about my trip to Osaka in March 2016 to catch the BB-8 Jet roll-out and inaugural flight. This part covers the second day of the trip during which I took the first flight of the BB-8 Jet from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda. …

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Star Wars BB-8™ ANA Jet Pt. 1: The Roll-Out

Spotting Report: Star Wars BB-8™ ANA Jet Roll-Out at Osaka Itami

This is the first half of a report about my recent trip to Osaka related to the rollout and inaugural flight of ANA’s third Star Wars aircraft – the BB-8 Jet. The first part covers the background of the trip as well as the rollout and subsequent night shooting of the aircraft. To read about …

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Dreamlifting in Nagoya

Spotting Report: Dreamlifting Weekend at Nagoya Centrair Airport

Posted: March 22, 2016 A couple of weeks ago, the friend that I organized the Iran tour with received an invitation to participate in an aviation memorabilia show at Nagoya Centrair airport to promote the Iran tour and also to sell some goods. After a bit of discussions, we decided to take the chance to …

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Day 5: Caspian 737 and MD-82 to Shiraz and Back

Tour Report: Iranian S&C Day 5 – Shiraz on Caspian 737-300 & MD-83

<–Day 4: Pouya An-74 Joyride & FARS Hangar Visit (Traveled on February 17, 2016) After the four short course tour members returned back to Kuala Lumpur, there was still a lot to come for the remaining six of us. On the fifth day of the tour – the first day of the long course – …

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Day 4: Pouya Air An-74 Joyride & FARS Hangar Visit

Tour Report: Iranian S&C Day 4 – Pouya An-74 Flight & FARS Hangar Visit

<– Day 3: Isfahan Sights & Back to THR with Qeshm (Traveled on February 16, 2016) While the previous days were a mix of aviation and sightseeing, day 4 was a day full of aviation. On this day, we chartered a Pouya Air Antonov An-74 for a one-hour joyride starting and ending at Tehran Mehrabad …

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