In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Miyazaki Airport (宮崎空港) , which I visited during my busy fieldwork trip to Japan so that I could visit Solaseed.
The airport is south of Miyazaki, but easily accessible, with a railway line linking the city and airport.
As with other Japanese airports, there is an observation deck and you can get good views from there. As a relatively small regional airport, there aren’t a huge number of flights, so you have to be a bit patient. But having spent the previous evening at Haneda with its large jets, it was quite nice to be at an airport with smaller planes too,
There is also a flight school based at Miyazaki Airport, so you will see smaller planes related to that.
But, Miyazaki it also the home base for Solaseed, so you should see their planes too.
As I mentioned in my chapter ‘Contents Tourism in Plane Sight‘, Solaseed Air used to operate under the name of Skynet Asia Airways – those who are fans of the Terminator movie franchise may appreciate the problem of the Skynet name! I also discuss Solaseed in my book Japan: The Basics. It also gets a mention in my third novel, FOUR, as part of it set in Miyazaki.
See details about other photographs I have used in my research here.