Check out Hong Kong's aviation history at SkyPlaza

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 05 September, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 September, 2007, 12:00am

An exhibition on the local aviation industry is being held at the Aviation Discovery Centre at the SkyPlaza at the Hong Kong International Airport.

Five organisations, including the Scout Association of Hong Kong, the Civil Aviation Department and the Government Flying Service, have contributed exhibits and video footage so the public learn more about the roles they play in the local aviation sector.

After the exhibition, visitors can explore the newly-opened Aviation Discovery Centre which presents local aviation history and the evolution of aeronautics in a fun and interactive way.

One of the highlights is the flight simulator which enables visitors to 'pilot' an aircraft. Other interactive exhibits trace the changes of aircraft design over the years and the operation and structure of planes.

For a panoramic view of the airport, visitors can go up to the SkyDeck, an open-air look-out post on the roof of the building, complete with binoculars for visitors who want to take a closer look at the non-stop action on the tarmac.

The Dreams of Flying Event & Exhibition is running at the Aviation Discovery Centre at 6/F, SkyPlaza, Terminal 2, Hong Kong International Airport until tomorrow. Admission is free. For enquiries, call 3559 1070.