China announced recently that the Regulation on Flight Control of General Aviation will take force on…
China announced recently that the Regulation on Flight Control of General Aviation will take force on May 1 of this year.
The announcement was made via a written order signed by Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji and Central Military Commission Chairman Jiang Zemin.
General aviation refers to all aviation activities with the exception of those related to the military, the police, customs and public transportation, the sources explained.
It involves flights undertaken by the manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, fishery, mining and maritime monitoring and survey sectors and also includes flights related to scientific experiments, remote sensing surveys, sports and sightseeing.
All those engaged in general aviation activities in China are subject to the terms of the regulation.
The regulation also applies to the release of free and unmanned air balloons and to fixed balloons.
Violators of the regulation whose actions generate serious consequences will be subject to criminal prosecution, the regulation stipulates.
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