Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Chinese Pilot Embarks On Round-The-World Flight

Download: Printable PDF Date: 08 Aug 2016 15:19 category:
Chinese Pilot Embarks On Round-The-World Flight - Events / Festivals publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: China Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: Englishcri

A Chinese pilot and his crew left Beijing Sunday on a flight across the globe, the first around-the-world flight from China.

After two years of careful preparation, the single-engine turboprop TMB700 aircraft left Beijing Capital International Airport Sunday afternoon.

The 58-day journey will cover 40,000 kilometers and over 20 countries including Russia, the United States, Canada, Iceland and Britain.

According to pilot Zhang Bo, who is in his fifties, there will be around 50 stops, and will follow part of the Ancient Silk Road trade route.

As an aviation enthusiast, Zhang learned to fly while studying for his doctor's degree at the University of Illinois. He now has over 600 hours' flying experience.

Loading comments for Chinese Pilot Embarks On Round-The-World Flight...


Russia’s first Boeing 737MAX delivered

Deliveries of Boeing’s new 737MAX family of the re-engined narrow-body aircraft to Russia began. Today, October 13, the first Boeing 737MAX-8 aircraft with a tail number VQ-BGW, painted in a gre...

Kopter announces a first firm order with SAS from Malaysia

On the occasion of Helitech 2018, Systematic Aviation Services (SAS) from Malaysia has signed a firm order with Kopter for one SH09 helicopter in passenger transport configuration that will based out...


At NBAA-BACE 2018 - Booth #4079 - Milano Prime presents the new General Aviation Terminal in Malpensa, which is expected to open in June 2019. Milano Prime, the leader in Business & General Avi...

Racing toward the future: the RACER high-speed demonstrator

Tilt rotor or tilt prop, two rotors or one . . . the combinations for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicles run the gamut. Here, a layman’s look at why Airbus is developing the RACER high...