In the morning of Tuesday 30 October 2018, we drove the few remaining kilometers from our hotel to Atsugi. The Japanese Navy platforms were full of P-1s, P-3s, C-130s, but flight operations were rather limited this morning despite the great weather. Around 10:30, after very few movements, we decided we had enough and headed to Iruma. Upon arrival at the well-known spotter’s corner near the hospital, plenty Japanese enthusiasts were present. The afternoon we were entertained by all based aircraft types and a few visitors all of which could be photographed in beautiful light. The absolute highlight being two local flights performed by the brand-new RC-2. After sunset, we had a few hours of motorway to cover most of the distance to our destination for Wednesday morning: Gifu.