Nothing beats the sound of two Rolls Royce Dart engines. Here we have a JAC YS-11 seen taxiing onto stand at Kagoshima before the type was retired from service on September, 30, 2006. Ear plugs required.
This Japanese news report tells about the final retirement from service of the last sked airline YS-11 in Japan after some 40 years of continuous service. There is some nice old black and white historic YS-11 footage in this report.
The very last JAC YS-11 flight operated on September 30, 2006. This footage shows the plane arriving at Fukuoka with a water brigade water canon salute. This marks the end of an era as it is the last scheduled passenger YS-11 flight in Japan.