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China’s First Club-based Trip for Private Flight Enthusiasts Takes Off

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China’s First Club-based Trip for Private Flight Enthusiasts Takes Off

As the CAAC slowly begins to open up China’s airspace, low-altitude tourism, helicopter sightseeing and other general aviation activities are gradually increasing in number.

This includes flying club trips, where groups of light aircraft owners organize themselves into groups travel together.

The first of these took place in the middle of August, when a club in Beijing together with Zhuhai AVIC General Aircraft Customer Service Co and Cirrus Aircraft Design flew three SR-20 aircraft on a four-hour flight, crossing three provinces and cities.

The CAAC’s “14th Five-Year Plan” promotes the development of the general aviation sector within China, as part of its plan to develop emerging strategic industries.

However the development of the general aviation industry has been slow, hindered by a lack of access to low-level airspace.

The country has in recent years introduced several new low-altitude airspace policies aimed at opening up different airspace sectors, and with it the interest in low-altitude tourism has increased.

Many industry insiders believe that the implementation of China’s new policy will be beneficial to the safety of civil flight activities so that enthusiasts can fly legally and compliantly within the scope of laws and regulations.


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