Bayi Aerobatics Team Chengdu J-10S
Chengdu J-10S Vigorous Dragon中国人民解放军空军 (People's Liberation Army (Chinese) Air Force 1949-now)
8-1 Aerobatics Team 10
August 1st Aerobatics Team
Finally mounted and first shots of my Chengdu J-10S all dressed up to rock with the Bayi (August 1st) Aerobatics Team 八一飞行表演队. This is the Trumpeter 1:72 kit with pilot figures from PJ Productions.
Pictured in the background are four of the team's first female pilots 盛懿绯 (Sheng Yifei), 余旭 (Yu Xu), 陶佳莉 (Tao Jiali), and 何晓莉 (He Xiaoli).
In researching the subject I was really sad to learn that Yu Xu passed away in a 2016 fatal training accident in the J-10.
This directly inspired my choice of display, hopefully capturing the soaring spirit of flight, and making a fitting and humble tribute to these amazing women.