China Aviation Law

Homemade Aircraft in Chongqing

Zeng Qiang, who makes a living by performing at wedding celebrations and funerals in his neighborhood, sits by his handmade plane in Sifang village, Shuangqiao district, Southwest China's Chongqing municipality, Sept 19, 2010. Zeng, 24, a middle school dropout and father of a 2-year-old boy, became interested in airplanes 10 years ago and has since spent most of his spare time studying model planes. The 150-kg plane, 6 meters in length and 9 meters in height, cost Zeng nearly one year to build and is expected to be airworthy by Sept 25, after the engine is installed. The plane will be displayed at an aircraft show in Chongqing as the only homemade aircraft. He said his little son is his biggest fan and the boy's toys are all model planes.

Is there any regulatory agency in China that is supervising homemade aircraft? Where is the EAA China chapter?

Posted by Casey DuBose

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