Jan 13, 2015

PLANAF J-15 jets complete second landing test aboard Liaoning

Eight pilots from the PLA Navy Air Force completed the second landing test on the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, in late November with their J-15 fighters.
A photo posted on the internet earlier this month showed at least four J-15 fighters on the carrier's flight deck. The country is moving closer to establishing its first carrier combat group.
The first landing test took place on Nov. 23, 2012 when a J-15 touched down aboard the carrier using its tailhook to stop before taking off from the Liaoning's ski-jump ramp. Between June and July 2013, pilots of J-15 fighters practiced their flying and landing skills from the PLA Navy's land bases to prepare for the second test.

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