China puts on air force show – rehearsal

As I was typing at my desk this morning, I saw some movement out of the corner of my eye.  The guys on the construction site next door were running around looking up at the sky.  It seemed pretty strange, so I also looked up at the sky, and lo and behold, there was a formation of bombers flying over The China World Hotel, right beside my building, straight down Chang An Jie.  Followed by another formation.  Followed by 3 or 4 groups of fighter jets…followed by more jets…followed by about 50 helicopters, and more jets and more bombers.

September 21, 2009's airforce flyby rehearsal

September 21, 2009's airforce flyby rehearsal

In fact, last Friday night, everyone with an office along Chang An Jie was kicked out around 3 p.m.  in preparation for the 60th Anniversary of the PRC parade rehearsal.  I stayed late…but on my way home, geez, I saw it all…tanks, armoured carriers, missile launchers, missiles, every kind of artillery you can imagine… oh it’s going to be a heck of a show on October 1.    And if the weather stays the way it is today…what a grand tribute it is going to be to 60 years of the PRC.  Too bad I won’t be here!

We’re looking forward to more rehearsals!

Now, if only we could get the Canadian government website working again in China…..

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