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May 08, 2022
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Chinese Report On PLA Naval Pilot Cadets Completing First Solo Carrier Flight With J-15 Carrier-Borne Fighter Jets: The Next Phase Of Training Will Include Low-Altitude Defense Penetration Tactics

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Source: CGTN Network (China)

On May 8, 2022, a report was uploaded to the CGTN YouTube channel about PLA Navy pilot cadets finishing their first solo carrier flight on the J-15 carrier-borne fighter jet. Pilot cadet Gao Yuan said that he had been more excited than nervous during the flight. Flight coach Wang Yan said that the next phases of the cadets' training will include flight tactics and low-altitude penetration techniques. The report noted that China's first successful jet takeoff and landing from a carrier took place in 2012.

Onscreen text: "A group of cadet pilots recently completed their first independent carrier-borne J-15 jet flight in China. They needed to perform different flight maneuvers, including simulating landing on an aircraft carrier."

Gao Yuan, pilot cadet: "I was more excited and delighted than nervous during my first independent flight on the J-15 fighter jet. After the flight training, I completed the solo flight under the precise command of the LSO (Landing Signal Officer)."

Wang Yan, flight coach: "Next, we will carry our training programs for tactic formation and low altitude defense penetration based on the actual combat environment according to the new flight training outline to continuously improve the training efficiency and the quality of carrier-borne jet pilots."

Onscreen text: "On November 23, 2012, China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, saw its first successful... fighter jet takeoff and landing, marking a milestone for the People's Liberation Army navy."

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