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JASDF B.747 at Amsterdam-Schiphol,  17 April 2006

As it was Easter-Monday we had a day off from work. So Angèl and I planned to visit Amsterdam-Schiphol to see the Boeing 747 of the Japanese Air Self Defense Force. Around 13.30 o'clock it landed on runway 18R and taxied towards it's parking spot at Y71. Unfortunately it was very had to find the perfect spot to take pictures of it, but we managed to take some from various positions. The weather was fantastic throughout the day as you can see.


The Japanese Air Self Defense Force operates two Boeing 747s which belong to the 701 Hikotai / Tokubetu Koku Yusotai stationed at Chitose AB. Both are used as VIP transport for either Emperor Akihito or the Japanese prime minister.


After the highlight of the day we drove towards the very busy spotter area along runway 24/06. Here we took some nice take off shots of some civil airliners. Although I'm not really interested in civil aircraft, it's always nice to take some pictures of it. So here a rare sight on my website: pictures of civil airliners!!





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