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China Airshow To Feature Acrobatic Team
Airshow China 2012 is scheduled to run from November 13 to 18 and will feature over 600 exhibitors from 39 countries. Promising to be bigger and better this year, the show hopes to become more recognized by the international aviation and aerospace community. To help make that happen, the show will feature a variety of airborne daredevil fliers.
Officially titled the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, Airshow China is the only international aerospace trade show in China that is endorsed by the Chinese government. That's significant because China is looking for 5,400 new passenger aircraft between now to 2031. To get that many aircraft, China wants to make its own plane, the C919, which has attracted international aviation manufacturers to the show.
"We had to close for entries last month as we did not have any space for more," said Yang Xiangang, vice general manager of Zhuhai Airshow in a South China Morning Post report.
This year, the Breitling Jet Team, Breitling Wingwalkers and Yves "Jetman" Rossy are scheduled to participate.
To get to China, they will fly through Eastern Europe, into Russia passing through Siberia, then on to Mongolia and down through China to reach their destination as we see in this video.
[Photo Credit: Flickr user doniphon]