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Aviation Pavilion ready for take-off

Construction and outfitting yesterday finished on the Aviation Pavilion at World Expo 2010, sponsored by the China Aviation Industry Corporation and China Eastern Airlines.

Visitors can sit in a cockpit and try to pilot a plane in a virtual-reality exhibition in the pavilion.

The aviation giants have a Website where visitors can reserve the chance to be a virtual pilot at

The two state-owned enterprises spent 280 million yuan (US$41 million) for the 4,000-square-meter Aviation Pavilion.

The pavilion, shaped like a huge white cloud, will try to give visitors the feeling of "flying in the sky."


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