Chinese village to experiment with helicopter tourism

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A small Chinese village, considered the richest in the country, is testing the idea of air tourism as a revenue generator for the village.  Huaxi, a provincial town of 560 in 1957, now has 36,000 residents who all boast a net worth of over $250,000.  Officials are experimenting with helicopter and, eventually, airplane flights above the city.  They have already spent 90 million yuan ($13.9 million) on two helicopters, with residents getting a free test ride.

The flights plan to cater to upscale tourists willing to spend large amounts of money on a relatively short flight.  As many as 10 crew members will be on board to support 2-4 passengers at a time.  The flights will center around the village itself, but plans to expand their range are already being discussed.

 

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A small Chinese village, considered the richest in the country, is testing the idea of air tourism as a revenue generator for the village.  Huaxi, a provincial town of 560 in 1957, now has 36,000 residents who all boast a net worth of over $250,000.  Officials are experimenting with helicopter and, eventually, airplane flights above the city.  They have already spent 90 million yuan ($13.9 million) on two helicopters, with residents getting a free test ride.

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A small Chinese village, considered the richest in the country, is testing the idea of air tourism as a revenue generator for the village.  Huaxi, a provincial town of 560 in 1957, now has 36,000 residents who all boast a net worth of over $250,000.  Officials are experimenting with helicopter and, eventually, airplane flights above the city.  They have already spent 90 million yuan ($13.9 million) on two helicopters, with residents getting a free test ride.

The flights plan to cater to upscale tourists willing to spend large amounts of money on a relatively short flight.  As many as 10 crew members will be on board to support 2-4 passengers at a time.  The flights will center around the village itself, but plans to expand their range are already being discussed.

 

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