South Korean President Park Geun-hye is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian, the center of African diplomacy. The city is festooned with South Korean flags and pictures of her aside pictures of the Ethiopian president.
I have gotten to know President Park’s presidential 747-400 as I have transited Addis Ababa several times this week. It is no accident that it simply says ‘Korea.’ Is there any plane better suited to make a regal impression than the 747-400?
In March, a day ahead of the investiture of the new president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, I saw numerous delegations fly in, including this ancient CEIBA plane from Equatorial Guinea.
Being an onlooker to these events is a small thrill.
Readers, what presidential planes have you seen?