A recent blog post by Aviation International News’ Matt Thurber notes that while Chinese companies are making huge investments in GA, the Chinese government is making “a gigantic mistake that will make it difficult for these investments ever to pay off.” Thurber goes on to say: “A recent report notes that China plans to manage general aviation flying much more strictly than the wild, wild West, where (at least in the U.S.) a pilot can fly whenever and wherever he or she wishes, without government permission. Apparently this is anathema to the Chinese authorities, who can’t fathom the concept of a person being allowed to fly a general aviation airplane without filing a flight plan and receiving permission days in advance.” Read his entire post here.
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Janice Wood is editor of General Aviation News.
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Kent Misegades says
The Chicom government isn’t singling out GA really. Freedom remains in many aspects of Chinese life an oxymoron. Until one finds the same result when searching simply “Tiananmen Square Massacre” on the web from inside and outside communist China, its government is not ready for the freedom that is the essence of flying.