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Wonsan International Air festival, North Korea

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I just returned from the Wonsan International Air Festival held in North Korea at Wonsan/Kalma Airport on the eastcoast of North Korea. And what a trip it was!! Although it was mentioned the North Korean Air Force would attend, I was still sceptical about that. But to our surprise 2 MiG-29's, 3 MiG-21's , 5 Su-25's, 3 An-2, 5 MD500 and 4 Mil Mi8/17 were present and most of them flew!!! Also blessed with superb weather and all freedom in photo opportunities I came back with a memory card full of awesome shots.

Here the first "teasers" (can I call it that?)

1. My highlight: MiG-21 Bis and flown by female pilot Jo Kum Hyang
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2. MiG-29 pulling some vortex
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3. MD500 in front of the new Wonsan/Kalma Airport tower
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4. Su-25 flyby with airbrakes extended
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5. Air Koryo still flies the awesome Ilyushin Il-62
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6. MiG-21 high speed pass
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7. Antonov An-2
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8. Su-25 taxiing
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9. Ilyushin Il-76 taking off
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10. MiG-29 at the static line up
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11. Air Koryo Il-62 turning onto the platform with Tu-134 and Il-18 already waiting
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12. The two female fight pilots Jo Kum Hyang (right) and Rim Sol (left)
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13. Mil Mi-8 turning onto the runway
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14. Antonov An-24 taxiing after landing
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15. MiG-29 landing
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16. Su-25 pilot proudly standing in front of his airplane
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Incredible ! :respect: :worship:
Great pics, aircraft are all in pristine condition ! Never thought this would happen !
Keep them coming !

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Very nice set of pictures.
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They look better than new. Good set of rare pictures!
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Alpha Kilo One wrote:They look better than new. Good set of rare pictures!
"/Off-Topic modus ON/"

Some more interesting pictures "just inside North-Korea":
http://nos.nl/artikel/2134853-premier-r ... eanen.html
Yep, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is being photographed by North Korean border guards
while Mark Rutte is just inside North Korean territory, but only just.

http://nos.nl/data/image/2016/09/28/321293/xxl.jpg

http://nos.nl/data/image/2016/09/28/321294/xxl.jpg

http://nos.nl/data/image/2016/09/28/321296/xxl.jpg

http://nos.nl/data/image/2016/09/28/321297/xxl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JBVGBx7.jpg

http://politiek.tpo.nl/2016/09/28/fotos ... nse-leger/

Want to discuss "Mark in Panmunjon" any further ?
Try
http://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php? ... tart=16065 :!:

"/Off-Topic modus OFF/"
:roll: :loud: :|
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No words............just WOW!
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Great report! They did their very best to impress! Hope to read or hear more from this Unique trip, Peter!

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Very nice! :worship:
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Lovely
Mvg,

:wink:
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Great pictures, Peter!

:respect:

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If you call this the teasers, I am really wondering what you still have up your sleeve..

Awesome shots Peter! :respect:
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Heel gaaf!!!
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Ah, excellent again! 8)

Got any more pictures/photos of the "civvy" passenger aircraft :?:
The "civvies" over there are all "GOV/government" anyway, even the illegally-copied Cessna 172s -and the ultralights... :wink:
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Stratofreighter wrote: Got any more pictures/photos of the "civvy" passenger aircraft :?:
The "civvies" over there are all "GOV/government" anyway, even the illegally-copied Cessna 172s -and the ultralights... :wink:
sure! :D

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