gialloboy
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PEK To FNJ With Air Koryo In Y

Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:21 pm

Hi guys,

another old trip report as I am now in the swing of things.

In 2007 I took a trip to the hermit kingdom, otherwise known as North Korea or the DPRK.

Flew SNN to LHR on EI and LHR to PEK on BA, all in Y. Nothing special to report.

Arrived in Beijing at the backend of a very severe Taifun as you can see from the shots.
Spent a day in Beijing, got briefed on North Korea and got my Visa, then made my way to the airport the next day.

Going to FNJ, my God - how exiting!

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0021.jpg

Gotta love old Soviet planes!

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0022.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0024.jpg

Fellow trip buddies!

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0025.jpg

Old school!

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0026.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0027.jpg

Not the worst airline meal I ever had!

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0022.jpg

Arrival in FNJ

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0029.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0030.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0032.jpg

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A busy day in Pyongyang  http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0034.jpg

North Korean impressions

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0048.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0071.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0093.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0244.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0263.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0311.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0367-1.jpg

It's not all grim in the DPRK  http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/PIC_0327-1.jpg

I am planning another trip in August which will include LHR to PEK flights with BA in J, Air Koryo in J and Y and domestic flights on Air Koryo's ancient AN-24! Stay tuned.
 
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SOBHI51
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RE: PEK To FNJ With Air Koryo In Y

Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:29 pm

Seems there is a problem with the pictures.
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gialloboy
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RE: PEK To FNJ With Air Koryo In Y

Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:45 pm

Should be resolved now!
 
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RE: PEK To FNJ With Air Koryo In Y

Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:13 am

Very unique TR! Can you possibly describe more of your time on Air Koryo, and what it was like inside NK? How does one manage a trip like yours.
 
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RE: PEK To FNJ With Air Koryo In Y

Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:44 pm

And it jut happens to have been an IL-62! That is a result. So much more interesting than the Tu-204. Thanks for sharing.

I look forward to the same experience this May on the first aviation themed tour to the DPRK.
 
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RE: PEK To FNJ With Air Koryo In Y

Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:53 pm

Very nice! I'll be chasing the same plane next July! Thanks for sharing.

Rgds Martijn
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RE: PEK To FNJ With Air Koryo In Y

Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:53 pm

Thanks for sharing, nice pictures!

Cheers

Mark
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RE: PEK To FNJ With Air Koryo In Y

Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:02 pm

You'll find half the population of a.net is going on these aviation tours of the DPRK   Myself included!

Thanks for a glimpse into what we have to come!
 
Burj
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RE: PEK To FNJ With Air Koryo In Y

Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:22 pm

Wow some unique photos!

What prompted you to want to visit North Korea?

Do you have the meal photo... Looks like the same plane shot got repeated.
 
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RE: PEK To FNJ With Air Koryo In Y

Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:35 am

Hi

Great report, we don't see alot of North Korean flights over here

Thanks for sharing!

Greetings
Marc
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