Fu-yuan Lin was pioneer Chinese aviator.
Mr. Lin was native of Kwangtung Province.
Fu-yuan Lin was first Chinese graduate from the famous Curtiss Aviation School of San Diego in California, U.S.A., graduating in 1913.
Mr. Lin was a holder of International Pilot License No. 245. While in America, he flew over many cities and won many trophies for record flights. Upon return to China in 1914 he organized the Aviation School in Canton and in 1917 was appointed to a post in the Kwangtung provincial army. In 1928 he was appointed to the rank of Colonel in charge of the Technical Department of the Nanking Aviation Bureau. In 1931 he was appointed as Brigadier General assuming the post as Chief-of-Staff of the Air Force of the First Army Corps stationed in Canton.