- Title: Taiwan air force's aerobatic team practices stunts before anniversary
- Date: 7th August 2017
- Summary: JETS FLYING JET SPINNING AND RELEASING BLUE SMOKE JETS ON DISPLAY ON GROUND VARIOUS OF JETS RELEASING SMOKE AND FLYING JET TAXIING ON TARMAC JETS TAXIING ON TARMAC AND TURNING VARIOUS OF PILOTS MARCHING CAMERAMEN FILMING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) TAIWANESE INDIGENOUS DEFENCE FIGHTER PILOT, LIEUTENANT COLONEL LIU SHIH-PO, SAYING: "I believe only a minority of people can become pilots, and (pilots for 'Thunder Tigers') are selected from the minority, so the percentage is pretty low. But I believe all the air force pilots are excellent and can undertake this task." Reporter asking (Mandarin): "Are there enough excellent pilots joining?" "Absolutely yes, absolutely enough and definitely no problem." VARIOUS OF INDIGENOUS DEFENCE FIGHTER SPINNING IN SKY JET FLYING JETS ON DISPLAY ON GROUND / BLUE SKY
- Embargoed: 21st August 2017 07:48
- Keywords: Taiwan air force jets aerobatics team air show
- Location: KAOHSIUNG CITY, TAIWAN
- City: KAOHSIUNG CITY, TAIWAN
- Country: Taiwan
- Topics: Defence,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0046T5Q4W5
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Taiwan's acrobatic fighter pilot team "Thunder Tigers" rehearsed special air manoeuvres on Monday (August 7) ahead of Taiwan's national Air Force day.
The celebration this year will be held on Saturday (August 12), as the actual anniversary on August 14 falls on a Tuesday, so that the general public can watch the performances.
The "Thunder Tigers" Aerobatics Team, established in 1953, were seen flying in different formations while tailing colourful smokes in sky at Gangshan air force base.
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