by Meinhaj Hussain
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has given a stunning display of aerobatic maneuvers in China. Flying the newly built JF-17 Thunder, a joint fighter project created as a result of cooperation between the two great Asian nations, the crowd was entertained with a thrilling display of aerobatics. The Airshow China 2010, or China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, held at Zhuhai is the premier Chinese aviation industry event and attracts professionals, manufacturers, governments and enthusiasts from the world over. The JF-17 shared the event with such aviation giants as the Airbus A-380 and Boeing 747-8 (model). The aircraft also shared the show with the larger J-10 and Chinese FLANKERs.
The weather conditions were not ideal and thus the aerobatic display of the JF-17 and J-10 could not be better viewed. As the show progresses, better multimedia is likely to emerge from the next few days.
Following is a coverage on YouTube of the JF-17s aerobatic display:
PAF JF-17 at Zhuhai Air Show 2010 - Part 1
PAF JF-17 at Zhuhai Air Show 2010 - Part 2
PAF JF-17 at Zhuhai Air Show 2010 - Part 3
PAF JF-17 at Zhuhai Air Show 2010 - Part 4
This airshow is proving to be a major leap forward with multiple countries showing interest in the JF-17 and other Chinese products. Rumor has it that Pakistan has been gifted four L-15 LIFT aircraft. A mysterious deal for SAMs has also been signed. This is rumored to be the highest grade HQ-9/FT-2000.