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Happy New Year as Chinese move toward open airspace

As the year of the Rabbit beckons, there is good news for Chinese PPLs - and wannabees. The Chinese government has started loosening restrictions on GA by  allowing flights in selected areas in airspace below 1,000 meters. As of last Friday Haikou, the capital city of China's luxury Hainan island province, has allowed  four helicopters to  fly without having to request prior permission beforehand. Tests should continue until the end of March. The military and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) control Chinese airspace, so less than 30 percent of it is open to civil aviation. Private flight plans can take [...]

public thoughts on private jets

August 26, 2009 @ 22:38
by lizmoscrop
I have written about all aspects of the aviation industry from the broad spectrum of general aviation to commercial and cargo operations; from microlights to helicopters and flight training to sophisticated business charter operations to low cost carriers. Time and again I return to private aviation, which I believe encompasses the best aspects of new technology with supreme comfort. I also love the freedom private aviation offers and am fascinated by the sheer ingenuity that goes into creating a brand new aircraft, as well as the beauty of what happens inside. Given how different corporate aviation markets are all over the [...]