On Friday 23 September we gathered in the morning for the ride to the airport for our flight to Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. Check in was smooth and there was enough room for everyone in the Tu-204 of Air Koryo. After a flight of nearly 1.5 hours we landed in Pyongyang. Except for a stray Air China Boeing 737 only Air Koryo aircraft were noted. It was the first time this event was held, so there were the usual ambiguities and confusion among the organisers and participants. But after a short time everything was clear and we were boarding for the final destination of the day, Wonsan. Participants in the short tour, only visiting the air show, left on board the Tu-154 and participants of the longer trip, a visit to the air show and tourism activities, flew on the IL-62. This was just a 20-minute flight. On arrival at Wonsan we saw what we came for, a row of sheds with two MiG-29s, five Su-25s and three MiG-21s underneath and a little further on the ramps six H369E and three Mi-8/17’s. The tour was already a success! Leaving the plane did not go through the jet bridge, but the stairs so we ended up on the ramp and could immediately start shooting the Air Koryo aircraft on the ramp and the aircraft arriving for the show (An-26, IL 76 and Tu-134). After some time we had to go inside for the customs formalities. This brand new airport is only used a few times a year. The customs formalities took some time, but went smoothly after a while. Behind the customs our North Korean guides were waiting for us. Each group of about 15 people had their own bus, a driver and three guides /supervisors. They told us the “do’s and don’ts”. This was not all that exciting, it was important for them that we had to show respect for the leaders. No weird comment or pulling faces in images and graphics that are visible everywhere. In a short ride we went to our sleeping place for the next few days, the Songdowon International Children’s Union Camp. This is a large complex with lots of facilities where children from around the world can celebrate their holidays. Here we had to hand in our passports and we are allocated a bright children’s room. The rooms held 4-10 beds, but you sleep alone or in pairs, depending on what you have booked.