LANGKAWI, Malaysia, May 24 -- The August 1st Aerobatic Team of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force presented an impressive flight performance at the opening ceremony of the 16th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, LIMA 2023, on May 23.
Six jets took off in succession and shuttled through the clouds in close formation. This is the first public appearance of the air demonstration team after being equipped with the J-10C fighter jets, a type of China's main combat equipment. The team will put on wonderful aerobatic performances during the exhibition everyday from May 23 to May 27.
This is the eighth time for the August 1st, or Bayi, aerobatic team to perform abroad, and the second time to perform in Malaysia since the 13th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition in 2015.