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At 10:46 on July 11, the first driving single-engine aircraft, the flight of the global challenges of Chinese citizens Chen Wei, a smooth landing at the air base in Xi’an, the government general aviation airport industrial park. Invited to become the 2011 ‘China International General Aviation Conference “flying angels” Wei Chen said this is not a show, not a rich man’s game: “I want happy flying, spread to every place where there are Chinese . ”
Chen Wei, the Chinese-American, was born in Changsha, Hunan, China, the current U.S. business Xiang Industries chairman, CEO, is the modern Chinese in overseas Chinese business model of success. The other side of the Chinese entrepreneurs, young, embrace the flight has been a dream, in the scratch, create wealth, he rekindled his dream of flying.
In 2007, Chan won the pilot’s license, and driving the instrument to obtain the qualification, in order to complete his dream of flying, he bought a Cessna four-seater private plane, and a six-seater Piper aircraft, total flying time, more than 500 hours. Since then, the aircraft, as his daily life, an indispensable part of Chen Wei longing for blue sky of the heart, did not stop.
For a flight enthusiast, the most attractive and most difficult, is the global private jet flight. Flight around the world the greatest difficulty, if not sufficient money and time? Is whether it has exceeded the stubborn self-will. From flight planning, flight permits countries, and visa applications to the pilot and maintenance, to the bad weather, and a variety of unexpected situations, pilots, have their own response. Many people plan a life, have failed to complete such a wish.
July 2009, in the United States of Chen Wei, the first germination of the idea of a flight around the world. He and his friends access to a lot of information, found: from 1919 to now, the world has 28 countries, more than two individuals, conducted flight around the world; this one, not a single Chinese person.
To accomplish their dreams, with an effort of the Chinese Chen Wei Chuang unique, specialized invest 100 million dollars to buy a French production of single-engine propeller aircraft SocataTBM700, the six-seater, converted into a five-person flight to adapt Block, and apply to the way various countries and regions, visa, flight line, spare a global flight preparations.
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May 22, 2011, Chen Wei to fly a plane, starting from Memphis, has been the east, began flight around the world.
Way, Chen Wei to go through Europe, the Middle East, China and other 21 countries and regions, 40 cities, with a total trip of about 40,000 km. After 50 days of a long flight from the vast expanse of the Atlantic, the white snow ice Greenland, to the Middle East’s vast desert, Chen Wei along the way, to overcome all kinds of weather, over all unfamiliar airspace, returned to their country, Changsha, Hunan, by hometown, flew the second leg of trip to China – Xi’an, landing in Xian Air Base Industrial Park House general aviation airport.
July 11, general aviation air base in Xi’an House Airport Industrial Park, all on-site staff, fans and media reporters flying hearts, are full of hope and excitement, has been looking at the sky, waiting for the arrival of Chen Wei. “There! Saw!” Scene, do not know who first cried out, the crowd immediately burst into cheers and applause.
Vigorous aircraft in the air, circled a few times, 10:46, in the light landed on the runway the airport within the government, and slowly sliding to the apron. Can be clearly, seen through the glass from the cabin, Chen Wei kind enough to the scene of all, waving. The plane, Wei Chen was surrounded. Travel fatigue, he has been with a humble smile, while, answering questions, side, and flight enthusiasts eleven photo.
Wei Chen said that the flight around the world, has three goals, one, to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fund-raising $ 250,000, the second is to promote the development of general aviation in China, Third, the Chinese joint around the world work together to upgrade the Chinese the image of blue sky. The aircraft, named “N168CW”, in which there is a unique Chinese-style meaning: N, is the aircraft in the United States Code; 168CW, meaning “Chen Wei all the way fat” in the hands of his desire for the smooth flight.
At the scene, Xian Air Base discipline committee secretary, Chen Wei presented to the side of “Top Gun” on the banner to wish him: the ability to successfully complete the flight around the world feat, and gift Chen Wei 2011 ‘China International General Aviation Conference “flying ambassador” title, and job offers. With this flight around the world, Chen Wei Chinese driver to achieve a light aircraft flight around the world breakthrough, the joy of flight, transfer to the world, but through this feat, to help the vulnerable people, to show a new image of today’s generation of Chinese. He is the pride of the Chinese world, is proud of the history of world aviation. Chen Wei can continue to hope, concern China National General Aviation industry, and invited Chen, to participate in mid-October, 2011 held in Xi’an, ‘China International General Aviation General Assembly.
Xian Air Base, said the party committee secretary, flight around the world, arrived in Xi’an, so that this day has become one of the holiday air. This is something new, created the first Chinese flight in the history of flight around the world chapter; it is owed, the entire process to rely on Chan’s own efforts, and support from all quarters; this feat, you need enough courage and spirit to overcome all the difficulties of science . Development of any industry, are inseparable from economic fundamentals, technical infrastructure, talent base, industrial base and social foundation. Low-altitude airspace opening up in China, an important moment of the pilot, Chen Wei implementation of China’s first flight around the world, not only for China’s low-altitude flight, creating a huge international impact, but also for the shipping industry, the construction of social infrastructure, played a major role in the significance and will, over time, become increasingly apparent.
A flying enthusiast, Chen Wei fervent hope: China General Aviation industry, to take off here as soon as possible to achieve the level of developed countries in Europe and America. The government flew in the airport experience, so he was very memorable: “flying all the way from the air, see Shaanxi, the scenery is very good here in the airport conditions, it is to adapt general-purpose aircraft flight!” General aviation air base selected Xi’an Industrial Park As the global journey through one of the sites, because – here is the China national general aviation industry, developing the most significant, low-level open the pilot’s first park to carry out low-flying experience, and air travel activities is a common Chinese open aviation industry, the door is a useful attempt.
Chen Wei said, then, certainly to 2011 ‘China International General Aviation Convention site, watch the air show, feel part of China’s own “flying feast.”
Chen Wei, July 12, the end of Xi’an trip, continue to fly to Beijing, Harbin, July 17, to leave Chinese airspace, fly to Russia, to complete the flight around the world. Able to drive their own Chinese airspace flying single-engine aircraft, creating a world record, his personal circle, from childhood with the dream of flight, the flight route of application and approval process, China will be the future development of general aviation, to provide valuable practical experience for improving general aviation flight management, and provides an important reference.
Chen Wei, the world’s first 167 people to achieve flight around the world, this is the first Chinese person to fly a plane flight around the world, the global history of the world, the first flight around the world through Chinese airspace.
Wei Chen said this is not a simple sense of extreme sports, is a complete joy of the Chinese dream of travel. This is not a rich man’s game, is an overseas Chinese to make friends all over the trip. This is not a commercial activity, is to demonstrate the new century, exhibition of new Chinese style trip. Happy to pass it, so today’s overseas Chinese feel happy! It makes the world feel the joy of Chinese people! Chinese happiness to the world infected!
Wishes, Chen Wei’s smooth and successful flight around the world, China’s shipping industry to fly higher!
Flight around the world: the International Air Transport Association regulations, the global flight distance must exceed the Tropic of Cancer, or the length of the Tropic of Capricorn (36,787.7 km).
Driving aircraft: France 1991, the production of single-engine propeller aircraft SocataTBM700 altitude, the highest 9,000 meters, the maximum flight speed, 500 km per hour, full load of fuel flight time of 4.5 hours.
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