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North Korea aviation tour 2020

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:02 pm
by cedarjet
Big news! A full North Korean aviation tour for October 2020 has been announced today. Oct 19 to 23, with local flights on Il-18, -62 and 76, An-24 and -148, and of course the Tu-134, -154 (B not M!) and -204. Plus the usual lashings of kimchee, Taedonggang beer, and traditional Korean hospitality. This tour happened four times each in 2012, 2013 and 2014, maybe twice in 2015, once in 2016 plus the one-off Wonsan Air Show (which had 210 Westerners attending, encouraged no doubt by the simultaneous Beer Festival right on site), and there has been one aviation tour since, in 2018. I understand it has become harder to organise because of increased sanctions (which do not cover civil aviation, to be clear), plus Americans have been banned from going to North Korea by the US State Department since about 2017. Anyway, undeterred, the grand aviation tour of North Korea is back in 2020; what's changed is there was still a shot at flying on most of these types in Russia etc, but now this really is it, because I understand even Alrosa are parking their last Tu-154 any day now. Be there and be square!

https://www.juchetravelservices.com/the ... tion-tours

Re: North Korea aviation tour 2020

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:38 pm
by salmonh
Am I the only one who finds this advertisement distasteful? I thought this is a discussion forum, not a forum to advertise on behalf of a pariah state.

Re: North Korea aviation tour 2020

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:43 pm
by dcajet
cedarjet wrote:
Plus the usual lashings of... traditional Korean hospitality.


Tell that to the family of Otto Warmbier.

Re: North Korea aviation tour 2020

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:19 am
by cedarjet
salmonh wrote:
Am I the only one who finds this advertisement distasteful? I thought this is a discussion forum, not a forum to advertise on behalf of a pariah state.

I think it's super interesting to aviation enthusiasts who might want to go and fly on some old jets. The US incarcerates a quarter of black men (look it up if you don't believe me), does that mean the USA is off limits to me? Aviation is about crossing borders, not reinforcing them.

Re: North Korea aviation tour 2020

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:41 pm
by dredgy
Great that these tours are running again.North Korea is a great place to visit for any specialist hobby.Might try to get on it, but was in DPRK last year so who knows.0

salmonh wrote:
Am I the only one who finds this advertisement distasteful? I thought this is a discussion forum, not a forum to advertise on behalf of a pariah state.


Its an aviation forum, these aviation tours are full of a.netters and its a relevant topic to discuss on this here discussion forum. And travel to countries that are different to your own is always the most rewarding kind...that's like the point of travel isn't it?

Re: North Korea aviation tour 2020

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:14 pm
by oldannyboy
salmonh wrote:
Am I the only one who finds this advertisement distasteful? I thought this is a discussion forum, not a forum to advertise on behalf of a pariah state.


Give us a break and spare us a 4th post.

Also spare us your PC.

This is a site for aviation enthusiasts, and this is big news for anyone willing to fly on their beloved old Soviet jets.

Re: North Korea aviation tour 2020

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:39 pm
by asr0dzjq
r/hailcorporate

Re: North Korea aviation tour 2020

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:10 am
by mrgrtt123
Now that is something, I've been to South Korea but I have never been in the North.

Re: North Korea aviation tour 2020

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:29 pm
by airways1
salmonh wrote:
Am I the only one who finds this advertisement distasteful?


It looks like it.

Re: North Korea aviation tour 2020

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:02 pm
by Rossiya747
salmonh wrote:
Am I the only one who finds this advertisement distasteful? I thought this is a discussion forum, not a forum to advertise on behalf of a pariah state.


Don't get triggered by something interesting to aviation enthusiasts. I want to go but don't have the money.

Re: North Korea aviation tour 2020

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:20 pm
by NC1844V
Sounds like a fantastic trip. Sadly, being American, would prevent me from going. With the tensions between the two countries, I doubt I'd go anyways. However, It would be a great experience. I hope some of you guys get to go and share some pictures with us.

@salmonh - Yes, you are the only one.