South Korea & Japan 2017
In October 2017 we travelled to South Korea and Japan for 2 weeks. During the tour we visited the ADEX show at Seongnam, the Aerospace Expo at Sacheon and Kunsan Air Base. In between we visited Japan for a number of bases in the larger Tokyo area.
On Sunday 15 October 2017 eight of the eleven participants of the group that would take part in the South Korea and Japan tour met at Schiphol for their Lufthansa flight to Munich. In Munich another participant joined the group and an A340-600 was used to cover the distance between Munich and Seoul-Incheon.
After arrival at Seoul-Incheon (Monday 16 October by now) two more participants joined and after collecting our rental cars we headed straight for Seongnam Air Base. Our goal was to try and visit the media day of the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (ADEX). The media event was to take place between 10 and 12 but when we arrived after 12 we were welcomed anyway. Since not many people were around capturing the majority of the static display aircraft was easier. We witnessed some rehearsals for the public days. After the rehearsals we decided to go outside to capture the based aircraft that started their normal operations in the afternoon. At the end of the day we drove to our hotel in Suwon and enjoyed our first Asian meal of the tour.