On Tuesday morning (27 November) we drove the few remaining kilometers from our hotel to NAF Atsugi. The weather was overcast with a cold wind blowing from the north. The Japanese Navy platforms were full with P-1s, P-3s, C-130s, but, as has been the case since the US Navy carrier air wing moved to Iwakuni, flight operations appeared rather limited. Notwithstanding this, we scored the test P-3, a few SH-60s and a surprise visitor, a US-2 flying boat. Around 10:30, we decided we had enough of the cold and headed to Iruma. At Iruma the conditions were the opposite with a clear blue sky and almost no wind. After observing some T-4 movements near the well-known hospital, the runway direction was changed. Subsequently we made our way to north end of the field. The afternoon we were entertained by many of the based aircraft types and a few visitors all of which could be photographed in beautiful light. The absolute highlights being a local flight performed by the EC-1 Platypus and two local hops by a YS-11EB. After sunset, we had a few hours of motorway to cover most of the distance to our destination for Wednesday morning: Gifu.