Plane Crash Recreated

There are many different documentary one-off programmes and series that deal with plane crashes. Some of the series have gone on for many seasons. It’s clearly a popular form of disaster narrative. Beyond any entertainment aspect, there’s also, naturally, the potential for them to be educational, to help inform the public, and, by extension, to…

“Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232”

I first went to Japan in the summer of 1989. One of my memories from that trip is what happened on my flight, or rather just before the flight, from Sapporo to Tokyo. As I wrote in greater length in a post about about some of my flying experiences, before take-off the news was shown…

Photographing Planes at New Chitose Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on New Chitose Airport (新千歳空港), often just referred to as Chitose Airport (千歳空港), but that can lead to confusion with the adjoining Chitose Air Base (千歳基地). Although I have been to this airport a few times, in terms of photography,…