In 1996, China acquired a decommissioned Soviet aircraft carrier, with the express intention of using it as the centrepiece of a theme park in the city of 天津 [Tiānjīn]. Today, the 濱海 [Bīnhǎi] Aircraft Carrier Theme Park is still operative, and the enormous ship stands as the backdrop of a pirate stunt show.
Today’s episode is with Frank Abel, who has been coordinating these stunts since 2012, as well as building and maintaining the modified stunt vehicles on display. A veteran stunt man, Frank has a lifetime of tall tales from the worlds of movies and theme parks, both in the U.S. and China. So it was a unique pleasure to include just a few of these in today’s episode.
[Re-Release] Lissanthea TAYLOR, Parkway Health
[Re-Release] Emily MADGE, Sea Life
[Re-Release] Björn DAHLMAN, Clowns Without Borders
Bonus Episode from The Bridge (CGTN): Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs, Season 03
The Death Companion (s03e22: ZHOU Yan, Hospice and 'Death Café' Volunteer)
The Airline Pilot (s03e21: Michael HUNDEGGER, A320 Flight Commander)
In August 2019, Oscar launched Mosaic of China. Prior to that, he was the Co-Founder of a global headhunting company. He has lived in total for 3 years in Japan, 1 year in Germany, 6 years in Singapore, 3 years in Hong Kong SAR, and 8 years on the Chinese Mainland.