A new postage stamp series promoting the China International General Aviation Convention (CIGAC) shines a light on personal aviation. The series features images of aircraft from Cirrus, Diamond, Cessna and Flight Design, while a postcard further highlights the CTLS model from Flight Design.
“We are very honored to be included with these famous brands as China opens its doors to general aviation,” said Matthias Betsch, CEO of Flight Design. “We have invested time and travel to bring our new CTLS to China. These postage stamps and postcards represent mounting evidence that we are succeeding!”
Betsch also noted the progressive work by Yuneec and is all-electric Light Sport Aircraft. Still others have observed that China is spending money to create runways intended for sport aircraft. Cessna is building its SkyCatcher in China. Yet until very recently, personal and recreational aviation in China simply did not exist.
“When Chinese citizens can buy Mercedes automobiles in large numbers,” observed Betsch, “they demonstrate they can also afford light aircraft.”