From the Captain – Beautiful December in NRT

Welcome to a new series where “the captain” or as I like to call him my dad shares a story from the sky or on a layover or whatever his witty-pilot humor feels like sharing!

Day in December!
I had my first layover in NRT in the summer of 1985 as a flight engineer on the ‘Whale’ (B747). At that time it was a rural village, in an agrarian area of Japan, 85 km NE of Tokyo. Today it is a bustling and booming small city.  The one constant is the Naritasan Shinjong Temple, an idyllic and peaceful oasis that is always worth a visit!


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