Francis Ng Obtained Helicopter License to Feed His Flying Addiction

By on August 28, 2013 in NEWS

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Not only does he play one on TV five nights a week, Francis Ng (吳鎮宇) is also a licensed pilot in real life. Recent reports revealed that Francis obtained a helicopter license over a decade ago, and successfully passed all the required tests in just one month. Although Francis is unavailable for comments, his good friends confirmed the reports, though none seemed interested in flying with him.

Francis developed a strong passion for flight while filming the original Triumph in the Skies <衝上雲霄> series. As his character Samuel Tong would advocate, Francis dedicated himself completely to researching and studying flight theory shortly after filming ended. Since he has a limited amount of time due to a busy schedule, he worked extra hard and passed all the exams in just one try. Reportedly, Francis boasted about his accomplishments, telling friends that he only took one month to obtain his license while others studied for four or five and had to attempt the exam multiple times.

As Francis is currently working in China, reporters reached out instead to his good friends Anthony Wong (黃秋生) and Chilam Cheung (張智霖) regarding the reports. Always the funnyman, Anthony expressed disbelief over Francis’s short study time and joked that Francis must have obtained his license in China. “I wanted to take the test as well over in New Zealand, but it would’ve taken me a full year [to complete all the exams]. It is impossible to get a license in just one month here in Hong Kong or overseas… I don’t have the guts to fly with him. Who knows how skilled he actually is?”

Francis’s Triumph co-star Chilam Cheung also confirmed that Francis does have a helicopter license. When asked, Chilam said that he is not at all envious due to his fear of heights. Earlier, Francis revealed that Chilam contacted him prior to accepting his role in the hit sequel, and said he would only sign the filming contract if Francis will appear as well. When asked to comment, Chilam said, “He said that? It has been really fun working with him. I hope we will have the opportunity to collaborate once again.”

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.

12 comments to Francis Ng Obtained Helicopter License to Feed His Flying Addiction

  1. RLF Lover says:

    I wonder if he styles his hair like Sam Gor before flying….

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  2. MrsTorres says:

    Wow. I’m happy for him.

    It’s cute when Sam fall in love with Holiday.

    What is that song when Heather and Roy in the hotel in eposide 33?

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    • DA replied:

      Andy Powell- I just want to be there.

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    • pandamao replied:

      Yeah – I like happy Sam more than tragic Sam.

      It’s just getting too complicated now that Jayden wants Holiday as well.

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      • lily replied:

        hahahaha!!! I am totally feeling you. Many a times I felt a little confused with certain scenes in TITS2.

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      • jen replied:

        Agree wt u

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  3. Funn Lim says:

    Maybe he obtained L license? In Malaysia perhaps P license?

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  4. Zul says:

    Any idea what is the title of the French song that played a couple of times during the series?

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  5. wen wen says:

    I like him with Holiday, they are so cute together 🙂

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    • Iris replied:

      That is an interesting screen name. Where did you get it? =) I used to have a nickname exactly the same.

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  6. jen says:

    Love Sam to hv happy ending wt Holiday even though i dnt like her as i dnt want Sam to lose again.

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  7. Michael says:

    I originally thought its awesome he did it in one month and then I read Anthony’s comment. Anthony could be absolutely correct. You even need to pay red pockets just to pass a driver’s license in China. If they have to bend rules to let Francis pass his exams in one month, I wonder how much he had to dish out.

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