The weekend (11 and 12 April) was marked as ‘transfer weekend’ towards the South. On Monday 13 April 2009, we wanted to be at Nyutabaru, so some driving had to be done during the weekend. On Saturday the first base that was welcoming us, was Nagoya-Komaki. The majority of the C-130s and drie KC-767s were parked on the platform, ready to be ‘listed’ and a Chinook flew. At the overhaul facility of Mitsubishi, three Eagles and a Phantom were outside, waiting for the things to come. After driving for a couple of hours, Miho was in sight. This second transport air base of Japan brought us some C-1s and YS-11s. After this second air base of this Saturday we aimed for Hiroshima to spend the night.
The first place we visited on Sunday morning was the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. After that, we had a look at the platforms of Iwakuni (for as far as that is possible at all). The rest of this Sunday was needed to cross the Southern island of Kyushu, on our way to Kanoya. The navy base of Kanoya was reached later in the afternoon. Apart from fifteen Orions, easy targets for the number crunchers, two SeaHawks were also on the platform. After a short visit to the museum, we continued our journey for the day to end up at Miyazaki.