China Shows Off

The Pakistan Air Force Chengdu JF-17 always departed from the opposite end of the runway to other aircraft participating in the flying display. It meant the crowd could see the breathtaking departure. Sqn Ldr Zeeshan (seen here) and Wg Cdr Yasir took it in turns to pilot the aircraft during its daily ten-minute slot.
All photos, Alan Warnes

AFM’s Alan Warnes was the only British aviation journalist to travel to Air Show China 2016, where he found the country’s aerospace industry keen to show its technological expertise – and watched in awe as the Chengdu J-20 made its public debut.


I HADN’T ATTENDED the biennial Air Show China at Zhuhai in Guangdong Province since 2000, but many at this year’s – the 11th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition – described it as the best.

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