A rare appearance in the air was furthermore made by the Sikorsky S92 in the "China Southern" airline livery. It was presented as this type is new in their fleet additionally to the already existing S76 helicopters.
Unfortunately after only a short fly-over it disappeared fenced-off in the static display area, where some other nice aircraft were parked as well, which would have looked very well in the flight display as well:
Summarizing Zhuhai was a most interesting event, which stood out more by quality than by the (hoped-for) quantity. Unfortunately the expectations were maybe risen a bit too much when announcing the participants, but nevertheless it has been an easy accessible event that enabled the visitor to get a glimpse at many very rare items that as such can be seen nowhere else.
With the rise of China's aviation industry it remains to be seen how the international participation will develop at the next event in 2012.
To conclude this iis a short overview of the civil movements (as well as some military B737s) during the showdays, unfortuantely obstructed by very hazy air and backlit conditions:
- Category: 2010
- Published: 23 November 2010
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