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Hong Kong Celebrating Aviation Centenary

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

26 November 2010


To mark the 100th anniversary of the development of aviation in Hong Kong, the government has announced a series of events that are to be organized throughout 2011.

The announcement was made by the Director-General of Civil Aviation Norman Lo who added that the events to be run will include a photo exhibition, Asian Aerospace 2011; an aircraft pull; a charity gala dinner; career talks and visits; an aviation knowledge contest; 4D movie shows; a birdman flying competition; and a carnival day. Various commemorative items, such as special stamps and philatelic souvenirs will also be issued. More than 40 organizations are to take part in the running of the festivities, Lo said.

"Through these programmes, we aim to celebrate the centenary of the first powered flight in Hong Kong and promote Hong Kong as an international and regional aviation centre," Lo explained, adding that: "[The government] also aims to raise funds for charity and promote aviation knowledge among young people."

Aviation activities in Hong Kong began with balloon flights in the 19th Century. In 1911 an aviation pioneer from Belgium, Charles Van den Born, arrived in Hong Kong with three Henry Farman biplanes. He flew from the beach in Sha Tin on March 18, 1911, marking Hong Kong's first powered flight.

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