University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: KC-d03. Louis de San, a Belgian diplomat, established an Asian gliding record on 25 April 1940, by flying for 4 hours and 44 minutes in a 'Rhônsperber' glider, owned by the Chinese Aeronautical Affairs Commission (航空委员会).
Louis de San's glider and crowd, after Asian record-setting glider flight at Chungking
Thursday 25 April 1940
Black and white photograph