Thursday, 20 October 2011


From Xi'an to Beijing with China Eastern A300 then from Beijing to Stockholm with Ari China with B777. Time to say goodbye to this adventure.

Lots of memories from this air show. One of the strongest is the horrible accident when the Chinese military aircraft crashed the first day of the air show. The navigator has ejected himself in the very last minute and survived but the pilot was killed in the accident. The aircraft crashed in the middle of a huge field appr. 1 km from the air field. No one in the public was injured.

The investigation of the accident has started immediately. It turned out that the aircraft didn't belong to the air force but to the testing department.

The positive memories luckily are many. I have met old and new friends. It was great to meet the American team again from Rich Incredible Pyro and specially Jurgis Kairys and his family and team.

It was really fun to have "Bengan" on this trip as WASP pilot. His earlier experience as an air show pilot in Team 60 could be noticed. It was nice to have Elin Wiens as a wingwalker too on this trip. This was her first air show performance. I am lucky to have such a fantastic team around me.

A big thank you to my wife Edit who made this blog work. Blog, FB are blocked sites in China. Without her you couldn't have been able to follow our adventure.

The air show season is now finished. What's next?

Many exciting things are coming up! :-) Of course I will keep you updated. Thousand thanks for following us. Hope that you enjoyed being part of this adventure. See you soon again!

Best regards,
Jacob Holländer

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