Video: Jackie Chan to Unleash New Embraer Jet in China

** Jackie Chan** Pia Bergqvist

The members of the press got a big surprise as Jackie Chan entered the media briefing room during Embraer's press conference on Monday morning. Embraer announced the Kung-Fu master and philanthropist, who already owns a Legacy 650, will be the first customer in China to own the Legacy 500 fly-by-wire jet, which the Brazilian company hopes to deliver by the middle of next year.

Chan showed great excitement at taking delivery of his new jet, and even invited the standing room only crowd to come flying with him. Chan also raved about the capabilities of his 650, which is adorned with his signature "Dragon" livery, and he spoke about using it for relief work in the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami.

As part of the press conference, Ernie Edwards, president of Embraer Executive Jets, announced his retirement, passing the torch on to the current COO, Marco Túlio Pellegrini. With big smiles, Chan, Edwards, Túlio and Embraer's president, Frederico Curado, concluded the meeting by unveiling an oversized model of the Legacy 500. See Chan's speech from the press conference in this video.

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Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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