Photographer Kjartan Pétur Sigurðsson of Iceland just uploaded two new videos of flying a Light Sport Aircraft in China. The first video shows the assembly of a Ramphos Trike aircraft and the initial test flight. I can only imagine the surprise of the locals as it took off from a road and began flying overhead.
The second video shows video shot from the Ramphos as it flew in the vicinity of a major river. The scenery is fun to watch and the background music is relaxing harp music with some type of wind instrument (perhaps a flute)? If you know what instrument is used, please post a note in the comments below. After watching, you’ll probably want to visit China or purchase your own Ramphos Trike!
Regarding the former, I visited China 2 years ago and found it fascinating. I imagine that General Aviation will take off there is a big way during this decade. Here’s hoping we see more aerial videos from China in the future.
UPDATE: One reader wrote "I've been flying China for a few years and my son is a musician. The instrument does sound a bit like a flute but I believe it is an ehru. It is a stringed instrument that is hard to explain." Here's information on the erhu.