Air Force skills enthrall fans in Changchun

By Zhao Lei and Liu Mingtai in Changchun | China Daily | Updated: 2023-07-27 07:41
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The 2023 Changchun Air Show kicks off in Changchun, Jilin province on Wednesday. [Photo by Tian Jiaxin/For]

Breathtaking displays expected to draw 700,000 visitors to 5-day aviation show

Stunning maneuvers by a fleet of People's Liberation Army Air Force aircraft at the 2023 Air Force Open-House Activity and Changchun Air Show left tens of thousands of visitors enthralled on Wednesday in Changchun, capital of Jilin province.

Several J-20 stealth fighters, J-16 multirole strike planes and YY-20A aerial refueling aircraft carried out solo and group displays on Wednesday, the first day of the air show, which ends on Sunday. They performed a host of challenging, sophisticated maneuvers in the presence of at least 100,000 spectators, including local residents and aviation fans who have poured into the northeastern city for the event. Entry to the event is free, but advance registration is required.

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