What is Qian Changzuo?

Modern Chinese aeronautical engineer. He was born in Changshu County, Jiangsu Province on August 7, 1901, and died in Los Angeles, Beijing. In 1919, he was recommended by the Tsinghua School to study in the United States.

In 1922, he joined the Aeronautical Engineering Research Class after graduating from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1924, he completed his master’s degree. After returning to China in the same year, he taught at Zhejiang Technical College and Tsinghua University. He started working in aviation in 1928.

He was the director of the Kuomintang government’s Central Aviation School, the director of the Aviation Machinery School, the deputy director of the Technical Department of the Aviation Committee, the director of the Second Nanchuan Aircraft Manufacturing Plant, and the supervisor of the of the Leiyun Central Aircraft Manufacture.

In the early days, he presided over the biannual “Air Force” edition, led the imitation of the Iraq-16 two-seat expulsion Soviet trainer, and served as president of the Chinese Society of Aeronautical Engineering established in Hangzhou on April 1, 1934. After moving to Taiwan in June 1949, he was transferred to work in economics. Retired in 1971.

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