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The Chinese Army Air Force aerobatic team PLAAF August 1st*, flying out of Yangcun Air Force Base, currently performs with six Chengdu J-10 fighters. The team became operational in 1962 and has appeared in over 500 air shows. They performed in the Russian Air Shown for the first time in 2013.

The team's first aircraft was the Shenyang J-5. In 1975 the team began flying the Chengdu J-7. They continued flying the aircraft until 2009 when they started flying the Chengdu J-10.

* August 1st is the date that the Chinese Army was founded in 1927.



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