South Korea & Taiwan 2019
Two airshows in South Korea and one in Taiwan were a great incentive to visit both countries during a two-week tour in October 2019. It turned out to be a very interesting and rewarding tour again!
The October 2019 tour to South Korea and Taiwan started on Sunday 13 October 2019. Four of the seven participants to the tour met at Schiphol for the Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul. At Istanbul another participant joined, after which the flight to Seoul Incheon was ´enjoyed´. Arrival at Incheon (on Monday 14 October) was on time and, after the sixth participant had joined, we picked up two rental cars and headed straight for Seongnam.
At Seongnam we could enter easily on this Monday and rather soon after our arrival in South Korea, we were walking among ROKAF aircraft. The weather was great, the static display a bit troublesome as usual. Ropes around the aircraft made it difficult to get the shots you prefer, but the lack of visitors today helped on the positive side. Quite a number of Korean and US aircraft were present. Perhaps the most admired one this day was the F-4E Phantom. The pilot was pleased by the attention his aircraft got.
At the end of the day we drove a bit South for our hotel for the next three nights. Since the hotel restaurant looked very convenient we didn’t have to walk far at the end of this day.