Photographing Planes near Oslo Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, and with signs of people travelling more again following the hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I will be focussing on Oslo Airport – which I visited back in 2015. The airport itself is quite a distance from Oslo city, but is easily accessed…

The Avro Lancaster

On 7 May 2021 I was watching the first episode of the 30th series of the BBC series Top Gear. The main feature was the three presenters discussing and driving their ‘dad’s cars’ – not the actual cars themselves, but the type of car that their dad drove when the presenters were kids. It was…

Yumenoshima – Island of Dreams?

In a recent class at Cardiff University, I mentioned Yumenoshima (夢の島) in Tokyo. I visited the area in July 2019 when I was spending a week in Tokyo teaching a special short course at the nearby Ariake campus of Musashino University. There were a combinations of reasons why I visited the island. First, having come…

Photographing Planes near Hong Kong Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Hong Kong Airport. Although nowhere near as interesting as the old airport, the number of planes using the airport means that it is still a great airport for those wanting to take pictures. Rather than the airport itself, however,…

Photographing Planes at Itami Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Itami Airport, officially Osaka International Airport (ITM, 大阪国際空港), but generally referred to as Itami Airport (伊丹空港) . Despite the ‘international’ name, since the opening of Kansai International Airport, it is now an entirely domestic airport. However, it continues to…

Photographing Planes at Sendai Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Sendai Airport (仙台空港), which I visited in 2015 so I could hold a research interview there. I have already written a post about 3/11 and discussed what happened at Sendai Airport in it, so this post won’t dwell on…

Photographing Planes at Saga Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Saga Airport (佐賀空港), also known as Kyushu Saga International Airport (九州佐賀国際空港). Compared to Fukuoka Airport which I wrote about in the previous post, Saga is very quiet. Strangely so in an LCC world. Although work is being done to…

Photographing Planes at and near Fukuoka Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Fukuoka Airport (福岡空港) . This is the last of the airports that I visited during my busy fieldwork trip to Japan that I haven’t already posted about. I would say that Fukuoka Airport is probably the best airport in…

Photographing Planes at Miyazaki Airport

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…

Photographing Planes at Kansai International Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Kansai International Airport (KIX, 関西国際空港) also known as Kansai Airport (関西空港) or Kanku (関空) . I visited the airport during my busy fieldwork trip to Japan, holding research interviews at the airport. The airport is on a man-made island…