Photo Credit: North Korean Central News Agency
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un commemorated the birth of his late father — and former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il — by taking a flight around Pyongyang in his decked out private jet. The move strays from the tradition of his father who was notoriously terrified of flying.
“Air Force Un,” as it is referred to by some is a Soviet Ilyushin IL-62, according to the Daily Mail. The jet became the world’s largest airliner in 1963, but today it sells for around £65,000.
North Korean state media released photos of the supreme leader soaring above his capital observing construction sites and the city below.
“Looking down the magnificent appearance of Pyongyang City changing day by day from the plane, he said he came to have the conviction that if the construction makes progress at this speed, it is possible to successfully face-lift Pyongyang, the capital of the revolution,” North Korea’s Central News Agency noted.
Foxtrot Alpha observed the “interior looks like it has had a total overhaul recently, with new full cabin fascia treatment, plush over-sized seating updated and wood accouterments added.”
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