An aviation college in Chengdu, Sichuan province made headlines earlier this week by using a helicopter to deliver their school flag during an extremely extravagant opening ceremony. We can’t say it was the most lavish military ceremony held in China this month. But it probably wins for the week.
College president Gu Yingzhi said he wanted to give the 2,500 first-year students an opening ceremony that they would never forget and organized some pretty special performances.
A total of six paragliders navigated onto the field, displaying their skills in the air. After that a European dance team showed off their moves. The school’s SWAT team even made an appearance, leaving the crowd in awe with their display of teamwork and totally rad uniforms.
While no real stars showed up, imitators of Faye Wong, Nicholas Tse as well as Jacky Cheung were all invited to perform in front of the large audience.
Eight graduate students passed the torches. “The torch passing stands for the passing of love from all students to their college and their gratitude to the school,” said one student.
1,000 peace doves and 3,000 colorful balloons were also sent flying into the sky.
While Beijing’s Victory Day Parade may have included more doves, balloons, helicopters, people, soldiers, guns, celebrities and Putins, there is one thing it didn’t have.
DUDE BREAKING TILES WITH JUST HIS BARE HANDS!!!
The college president encouraged the freshmen students to study hard and fulfill their dreams of one day flying in the sky.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via China News]