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Photos: A 747 over rural Washington

A low-flying JAL aircraft makes a surprise appearance over a two-lane highway.
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JAL 747

The last thing one might expect to see while driving down a two-lane highway in the middle of rural Washington state is a JAL 747 flying low overhead, circling, landing and then taking off again. But it turns out that for 38 years, JAL has maintained a pilot's training center at the Grant County International Airport, as has FedEx.

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FedEx landing

At the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Wash., on June 27, a pilot training on a FedEx 727 lands before immediately taking off again.

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FedEx plane takes off

As part of the pilot's training, the trainee flying this FedEx 727 takes off, circles around, lands and then takes off again without even stopping.

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Air Force fighter

An Air Force fighter jet sits on the tarmac at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Wash., on June 27.

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JAL hangar

CNET News.com reporter Daniel Terdiman's Subaru on the tarmac in front of the JAL hangar at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Wash.

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JAL sign

Because of the extra-long runway, low fuel costs and landing fees, JAL uses the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Wash., to train its 747 pilots.

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