Gao Tijian, member of the Standing Committee of the 13th CPPCC National Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Henan CPPCC Provincial Committee announced the opening of the 10th Air Sports Cultural Tourism Festival. (Photo by Chen Wenjie)
The 10th Air Sports Cultural Tourism Festival opened in Anyang, central China's Henan Province on May 25. This event is organized by the Civil Aviation Office of Henan Province, Henan Sports Bureau, Department of Culture of Henan Province, Tourism Bureau of Henan, Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese of Henan Province, and Alumni Association of Beihang University.
The first of the National Treasure Series commemorative stamps - Fu Hao Owl-Shape Vessel From Yin Ruins was unveiled. (Photo by Chen Wenjie)
Kang Xingzhen, director of the Office of Civil Aviation Development and Construction Commission, and Zhang Junzheng, deputy manager of the branch office of China Post in Henan province, together unveiled the first of the National Treasure Series commemorative stamp - Fu Hao Owl-Shape Vessel From Yin Ruins at the opening ceremony.
Wang Xinwei, deputy secretary of the Municipal Party Committee of Anyang and mayor of Anyang delivered a welcome speech. (Photo by Chen Wenjie)
Wang Xinwei, deputy secretary of the Municipal Party Committee of Anyang and mayor of Anyang delivered a welcome speech during the opening ceremony. He said that Anyang is the city of air sports in China and is well-equipped to hold a wide array of air sports contests throughout the year. Besides areas where aircraft can fly freely after reporting flight plans in advance, the city has developed a sound mechanism for educating and training talents in the field of general aviation. Ten majors in general aviation are now on offer in the Anyang Institute of Technology, Anyang University and Anyang Vocational and Technical College, enrolling a total of 2,500 students and establishing all-encompassing education and training program for pilots, flight attendants, ground crew, mechanics and maintenance personnel.
A signing ceremony of economic and trade cooperation projects was held during the opening ceremony of the 10th Air Sports Cultural Tourism Festival. A total of 20 agreements valued at 14.97 billion yuan were signed in a slew of fields including general aviation, high-end equipment manufacturing, leisure tourism, new energy and commercial and trade logistics.
Aerobatics aircraft perform during the 10th Air Sports Cultural Tourism Festival. (Photo by Chen Wenjie)
The three-day air show will feature six aerobatic flying performances and high-level air sports contests such as paragliding, paramotoring and parachuting. Top aerial acrobats from around the world will perform aerial stunts such as formation flying. Also on display are a series of exhibitions demonstrating the latest achievements in space and aviation, including an exhibition on aerospace technology, the International General Aviation Equipment Expo, the Exhibition Tour of China’s Aerospace Achievements and the Exhibition of Achievements at the Ten Year Anniversary of the Air Sports Cultural Tourism Festival in Anyang. (Kevin)
Parachuting pilots perform during the 10th Air Sports Cultural Tourism Festival. (Photo by Chen Wenjie)