A Chinese man flies home on a private plane for the Lunar New Year

Photo courtesy of Sanook

The Chinese internet community has been mesmerized by a picture of a father and his young daughter who have a unique approach returning home for Chinese New Year: flying a personal plane. The Lunar New Year, a time when millions make the arduous journey home, often leads to congested roads and traffic systems. To avoid this annual temptation, the resident Anhui A province in China, Wang chose the sky over the streets to celebrate the festival with his daughter.

Wang shared a video on social media confirming his new mode of transportation. He found that what would normally be a three-hour drive was reduced to just a 50-minute flight, allowing him and his daughter to avoid traffic jams and appreciate the beautiful, unobstructed scenery from above. The video quickly went viral, generating a lot of interest and leading to questions about the feasibility of such a mode of transportation, especially where to land if one’s hometown is in a rural area without a runway, Sanook reported.

Responding to online queries, Wang, an experienced pilot, explained that there were no age restrictions for passengers, so his daughter’s presence was perfectly legitimate. He also noted that his hometown has enough space for landing. At first, the locals found this scene unusual, but they soon got used to it.

Wang further clarified the legal aspects of his flight, stating that pilots must notify the Department of Civil Aviation and other relevant authorities of their travel plans. Since his route was set, she could only file a report a few hours in advance. Despite the excitement, some netizens expressed concern, suggesting that the purpose of the video was to attract followers to Wang’s flight school, where he is both an instructor and trainee pilot. They also warned that small private jets do not offer the same level of safety as commercial aircraft, urging caution for those considering such flights.

Chinese man flies home by private jet for Lunar New Year |  News from Thaiger
Photo courtesy of Sanook

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