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In Search Of Japanese YS-11s  
User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 5 months 22 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Hi all,

Myself and another a.net photographer are planning a trip to Japan in early June. We will do the obvious places (Tokyo - Narita and Haneda, Osaka - Itami and Kansai, Nagoya, maybe Sapporo) but:

  • Does anyone have any other recommendations as to any other good places to go?

  • Most importantly, we are particularly keen on catching pictures of the dwindling number of YS-11s still flying in Japan. Is there a particular city where the YS-11s tend to gravitate or are based - somewhere where we would see more YS-11s than anywhere else?

  • Any recommendations on travelling around Japan? I'm aware JL and NH do airpasses at reasonable prices, so is it better to use these, or the trains?

  • Any other words of wisdom for someone who's not been to Japan before?


  • Thanks in advance,
    Andy

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    User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 719 posts, RR: 34
    Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

    Andy,

    I'd have to recommend Fukuoka for its viewing area and the regular YS-11s that, for a little while longer, continue to operate there. The airport also has the advantage of being very near the city which besides being convenient also provides more choice of accommodation.

    Good luck.



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    User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1660 posts, RR: 66
    Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
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    Andy

    I just get back to Sydney tonight. I will try to help you , and set you up later..but those month are very heavy rainfall months in Japan. Is another mate Bill again?

    Sam


    User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 51
    Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 19 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

    In Japan I've been to NRT, HND, KOJ, TNE, KUM, FUK, TAK, CTS, ITM, KIX, OKJ and KKX. Nowhere did I see more YS-11's than Kagoshima, but almost all were JAC of course, since it is their base. Your best bet is probably checking JP for operators and see where their base is.
    /JM



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    User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
    Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

    I seem to remember a couple of Reeve's old YS-11's ending up in Florida when they where sold off in the late 1990's.

    But don't know who or where exactly got them.



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    User currently offlineSHJ From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

    I was there last October and managed to fly from Kagoshima to Fukuoka on a JAC YS-11. Their home base is Kagoshima where there is an open air viewing deck the full length of the terminal.

    At the time of my visit three of the fleet of YS-11s were parked near the hangar withdrawn from service, five or six others were still in use. They are replacing them with the Dash 8-400 with the first example doing crew training flights.


    User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 51
    Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

    Andy,
    checking my files I see I also visited NGO, FKS, TOY, HKD, MYJ and YGJ but no more YS-11's there.
    /JM



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    User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months ago) and read 2436 times:

    Thank you gentlement... All input much appreciated - looks like Kagoshima needs to be put on the list. Now, if only Japan Air Commuter's website had an English version, I might be able to work out exactly where the YS-11s go and when!

    ANdy


    User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
    Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2421 times:
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    Try this website I don't know how old it is but it has route info for YAS-11's

    < http://www.worldairroutes.com/JAC.html>

    Hope it helps



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    User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

    SHJ,

    were you there with Simon Munt ?? - saw the slides from the trip last evening - excellent



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    User currently offlineSHJ From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

    Paulc,

    Yes, we were the two who flew out a day early and missed the KLM fiasco.


    User currently offline1stspotter From Netherlands, joined Jun 1999, 518 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

    Hi,

    My website has a tripreport on Japan. Been to Tokyo Narita and Haneda, Nagoya and Osaka Itami and Kansai.
    Itami had one YS11 flight when I was there in November. I am not sure if you still can see YS11's there, as JAC is operating the new Dash8-400 to Itami.
    Haneda has some YS11 of the Japanese Flightinspection I believe.
    Nagoya has a military airbase on the other side of the airport. When you are lucky you might see a military YS11.

    My website is at http://www.spottersunited.com
    Select the Trip reports section.

    best wishes,
    Marcel


    User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

    Marcel,

    Thanks for that. I know your website and have already read that item very carefully. Thanks for all the input you give on the subject of spotting, as its much appreciated. I'll be sure to drop you a line and update things for you after we get back.

    Andy


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