Founding Ceremony 9 P-51 aircraft flight cycle 2 times through the Tiananmen
participate in the founding ceremony of the P-51 aircraft into the Division Baixian Lin Shen
attend the founding ceremony in 1949 the air by the reading of only 17 aircraft have been driving, we have seen over 26 over the Tiananmen Square
just past the 60th anniversary parade, type 151 15 “Made in China” composed of 12 aircraft, air echelon, wonderful over Tiananmen Square, so that people are proud, amazed the world!
60 years ago, the founding ceremony of the air echelon, also let the world wonder again: Originally, only five of 17 aircraft models, but completed 26 sorties were flown!
founding ceremony in 1949, participated in by the reading of the air in front of the aircraft, special correspondent to listen to an aviation museum aviation history researcher Bai Fengkun talking about the story: In late August 1949, founding ceremony to the parade commander Nie Military Aviation Secretary often made heaven and earth: to organize a flight team through Tiananmen Square, China’s leaders to accept the new review. At this point, from the founding ceremony on October 1, only a month’s time. In Nanyuan airport, FAA concentrated from all over the pilot and a wide variety of aircraft models are: P-51 Mustang fighter, Mosquito bombers, C-46 transport aircraft, PT-19 trainer aircraft and type L-5-type liaison.
aircraft each have their own height, each have their own speed. After careful preparation, the Air Force to participate in the program by reading the map was finally submitted to the General Assembly Preparatory Committee. Chart requires all aircraft to join in Datong County Shuangqiao iron spire, the separation height, compiled a good formation, and then fly to Tiananmen Square. Subsequently, the Air Force plans to attend the founding ceremony by reading the table on September 22 was promulgated, it is a force than the military parade ground for a whole month late. At the moment, from the founding ceremony in less than 200 hours.
there was a very important question: Nanyuan squadron’s primary mission is responsible for Peking’s air defense security. Founding ceremony, if the enemy attack how to do? After much research by Mao Zedong, Zhu De and Zhou Enlai approved, a Soviet specialist so very shocked “by reading the flight with a bomb” plan worked out, Nie personally selected the band to play Nanyuan Airport flying aircraft and pilots.
order to fully display military might, and in no circumstances can increase the aircraft, Zhou Enlai and the Central Military Commission chaired by the FAA revised the flight reading program. At that time, Zhou Enlai as a “magician”, that “for nine cycles P-51 aircraft flying 17 becomes 26,” the program. We feel that this idea makes sense, flying in front of the three units of nine P-51 aircraft speed, it can be around a circle and then received a fleet of aircraft at the end of the PT-19 slow-type trainer, and L-5 type of liaison behind over the second through Tiananmen Square. As a result, people see the celebration of the day by reading the aircraft is not 17 but 26.
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