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China's first female J-10 pilots to perform aerial demonstration abroad for the first time in Langkawi

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LIMA 2015
Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace exhibition

17 - 21 March 2015
Langkawi, Malaysia
 
 
China's first female J-10 pilots to perform aerial demonstration abroad for the first time in Langkawi
 
For the first time, four Chinese female acrobatic pilots will perform abroad at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition in Malaysia next week. The four members of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force acrobatic team left for Malaysia earlier Wednesday in the Chinese made J-10 fighter jets, said Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke.
     
For the first time, four Chinese female acrobatic pilots will perform abroad at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition in Malaysia next week. The four members of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force acrobatic team left for Malaysia earlier Wednesday in the Chinese made J-10 fighter jets, said Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke.
Chinese female pilots Yu Xu, Tao Jiali, Sheng Yifei and He Xiaoli's will perform live demo on J-10 fighter aircraft at LIMA 15'
     
Pilots Yu Xu, Tao Jiali, Sheng Yifei and He Xiaoli's stunt show will be the first time China's female fighter pilots have performed abroad, Shen said.

The four women, with an average of more than 800 flight hours experience, had also participated in a high-profile military parade marking the People's Republic of China's 60th anniversary in 2009.

They had also performed with J-10 fighters at the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, last November.

The five-day Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) show, held since 1991, will open next Tuesday.

Fighter jets from Malaysia, Thailand, United States and France will also perform at the air show, as well as the UAE Air Force's Al Fursan acrobatic patrol. Complete aerial display program is available here.

Shen said the Air Force had in recent years paid more attention to international exchanges.

The Air Force acrobatic team gave its first overseas performance at the Moscow air show in 2013.

The J-10 Chengdu is a multi-role fighter aircraft, produced by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Co. (CAC). The first plane, "J-10 01", rolled out in November 1997. Its successful maiden was flown on 23 March 1998 by test pilot Lei Qiang and lasted twenty minutes. The J-10 were first delivered to the 13th Test Regiment on 23 February 2003. The aircraft was declared 'operational' in December of the same year, after 18 years in development.