From 7 to 22 April 2012, 4Aviation travelled to Japan for, alreay, the 5th time. The eleven participants of this military photo tour have enjoyed themselves very much yet again.
After the terrible Tsunami of 2011 we had to cancel our trip to Japan that year. With some people of the 2011 group, and some new people, we made trip this year to this beautiful country. As activities at Matshushima had stopped (due to the same Tsunami) we decided to alter the route a bit. This would mean that Misawa was not visited but replaced by three new bases: Komatsu, Tokushima and Komatsushima.
After an easy flight, our group of aviation photographers arrived in Tokyo on Sunday 8 April 2012. After picking up the rental cars, we set out to Mito for our hotel, but not after buying some stepladders, needed for aviation photography in Japan. Almost every airbase has a high fence, making stepladder standard equipment for every photographer!