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4 Chongqing couples to marry on world's largest hot air balloon

Updated: 29 Sep 2010
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The world's largest hot air balloon used for this special wedding ceremony
 
Four Chinese couples are to have their wedding ceremony at 75 meters high on the world's largest hot air balloon on September 30th, 2010, in Chongqing, China.
 
The wedding will be part of the 1st China (Chongqing) International Aviation Fans Fiesta & Airshow on September 30th.
 
From September 1st, the organizing committee started to recruit couples for an air wedding. “More than 30 couples applied for the special wedding, but we have to pick  four couples out of them as the basket can at most contain 10 people,” said Luo Zhongzheng, spokesman of the committee.
 
The four selected couples are to take the world's largest balloon, in the shape of a flower bunch, to a height of 75 meters. “It's about the height of 25 stories,” said Luo.
 
29-year-old Cheng Lili, a doctorate student majoring in medical metrology, can't help getting excited at being one of the final four couples.
 
“My wife and I are both doctorate students in the same university. We dreamed of having a special wedding, and this hot balloon trip is a special one,” said Cheng.
 
“It will be not only a sweet one, but a brave one,” said Cheng.
 
The organizing committee said they are now inviting China's first astronaut, Yang Liwei, Hollywood air stunt pilots, veteran pilots from WWII flying tigers and even Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, to the airshow.
 
About 30 general aviation companies and organizations from the US, Sweden, and China will attend the event and about 120,000 people will be present there.
 
SOURCE: Quirkychina
 
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