Jan 13, 2015
PLANAF J-15 jets complete second landing test aboard Liaoning
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.