Aviation activities in Hong Kong began with some balloon
flights in the 19th Century.
In 1911, a pioneer aviator from Belgium, Charles
Van den Born, arrived in Hong Kong with three
Henry Farman biplanes. He flew from the beach in Sha Tin
on 18 March 1911. This became
the first powered flight ever in Hong Kong.
Year 2011 marks the centenary of powered flight in Hong
Kong. The aviation industry is jointly organising a series
of events to commemorate this important milestone.