China sets out new airspace plan

June 1, 2011 at 7:29 am | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: AVweb

Chinese authorities say that while more airspace will be opened for general aviation, pilots can’t expect the “free-for-all” atmosphere of the U.S. and, in some ways, flying will be more strictly controlled than it is now. “Authorities will be stricter with the issuing of pilot licenses and assess the qualification of the aircraft and capabilities of those pilots who want to fly low altitude,” Cai Jun, head of the air traffic control department under the general headquarters of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, told People’s Daily. [Full story]

 

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