High-flying captain soars to success

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Abuduerxiti and his colleagues walk to their plane. WANG FEI/XINHUA

High-flying captain soars to success

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Abuduerxiti Abulaiti prepares for a flight at the Urumqi Diwopu International Airport in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on April 17. WANG FEI/XINHUA

High-flying captain soars to success

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Abuduerxiti gives a briefing to members of his flight team at the Urumqi airport on April 17. WANG FEI/XINHUA

High-flying captain soars to success

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The captain prepares for an Urumqi Air flight from the airport. WANG FEI/XINHUA