Soaring High: A Visit to Airshow China 2016 / 壯觀與震撼: 2016中國航展

(按此看中文版)

Visit to Airshow China 2016 (7 Nov 2016)

Visit to Airshow China 2016 (7 Nov 2016)

As a “Go Global” initiative, 5 members from the newly-elected Hall 11 Residents’ Association, including Marco YIP (Promotion Secretary, ELEVOLUTION, Year 1, Physics and Materials Science), Ken LI (Welfare Secretary, ELEVOLUTION, Year 1, Public Policy), Charisse CHAN (External Secretary, ELEVOLUTION, Year 1, Marketing), Venus FONG (External Vice-President, ELEVOLUTION, Year 3, Public Policy) and myself, traveled to Zhuhai on 7 Nov to attend the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (a.k.a. Airshow China) 2016, the only international exhibition of this kind held in China since 1996.

As a gateway for international enterprises to showcase their latest aviation and aerospace technology, the gigantic venue was full of hustle and bustle, and flooded with people rushing in to see the whole series of aviation hardware ranging from civil planes to military aircrafts, spacecraft and space equipment, rocket engines, armament and military hardware for airborne troops, air defense system, radar stations and navigation equipment for airports.

Visit to Airshow China 2016 (7 Nov 2016)

Visit to Airshow China 2016 (7 Nov 2016)

What attracted us the most were helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, huge military Y-20 large transport aircrafts with 66 tons of carry-ons, and in particular the splendid debut flying display of the J-20 radar-evading fighter developed by China, which was said to be as powerful as its rival F-22.

After a busy trip and seeing so many lethal weapons, we concluded peace was paramount–and even more importantly, a buffet lunch! What a happy and fruitful Sunday trip!

Visit to Airshow China 2016 (7 Nov 2016)

Writer & Images:   Raymond WAN (President, ELEVOLUTION, Hall 11, Year 1, Information Engineering)

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Visit to Airshow China 2016 (7 Nov 2016)

Visit to Airshow China 2016 (7 Nov 2016)

在城大「走向世界」計劃的引領下,五名新上任的舍堂十一宿生會「嶄域拾壹」成員包括宣傳幹事葉煒鋒(物理及材料科學系一年級)、福利幹事李建華(公共政策一年級)、外務幹事陳路明(市場學系一年級)、外務副會長方婷婷(公共政策三年級)和我本人於11月7日出席了位於珠海的2016年中國國際航空航天博覽會(簡稱中國航展),這是一個從1996年起便定期舉辦的大型展覽,在中國絕無僅有,只此一家。

作為國際企業展現其最新航空航天技術的門戶,巨大的場地可謂是熙熙攘攘,人山人海,參觀者們摩肩接踵仔細觀看著全套的航空硬件設置,從民用飛機到軍用飛機、航天器和空間設備、火箭發動機、機載部隊裝備和軍事裝備、防空系統、雷達站和機場導航設備等等,應有盡有。

Visit to Airshow China 2016 (7 Nov 2016)

Visit to Airshow China 2016 (7 Nov 2016)

最吸引我們宿生眼球的還屬直升機、無人機、能夠攜帶66噸重物的巨大的軍事Y-20大型運輸飛機、以及J-20隱形戰鬥機的壯觀的首演飛行。其中最震撼人心的無疑是由中國自行研發的J-20,據說可以與F-22分庭抗禮。

見識過這麼多有殺傷力的武器後,宿生們一致覺得和平是多麼可貴——當然,珍貴程度唯一可以匹敵的,莫過於當天的自助午餐!大家就這樣圍在一起,渡過了一個愉快的星期日,結束了這場收穫頗豐的中國之旅。

Visit to Airshow China 2016 (7 Nov 2016)

圖文:   温峻文 (舍堂十一宿生會嶄域拾壹主席 / 資訊工程系一年級)

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