After creating the second runway at Hyakuri, the original runway was replaced. During the period of replacement the JASDF used the newer runway. Its accessibility meant that great landing shots could be made.
You have to come a long way when looking for a special colour scheme, if a three-tone camouflage with big Woody Woodpecker badges is your normal outfit. And so they did, 501 Hikotai did not let the 'JASDF 50th' pass unnoticed. [Nikon F100, Fuji Provia 100F]