An F-16V pilot takes part in a drill at the Chiayi airbase in southern Taiwan on Wednesday. Photo: Facebook An F-16V pilot takes part in a drill at the Chiayi airbase in southern Taiwan on Wednesday. Photo: Facebook
An F-16V pilot takes part in a drill at the Chiayi airbase in southern Taiwan on Wednesday. Photo: Facebook

‘If anything happens, we can scramble’: Taiwan’s air force pilots on the front line with mainland China

  • They are on call around the clock to see off the Chinese jets that regularly try to probe island’s airspace
  • Beijing has not flexed its military muscles after President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election, but state media has suggested it’s an option

Topic |   Taiwan
An F-16V pilot takes part in a drill at the Chiayi airbase in southern Taiwan on Wednesday. Photo: Facebook An F-16V pilot takes part in a drill at the Chiayi airbase in southern Taiwan on Wednesday. Photo: Facebook
An F-16V pilot takes part in a drill at the Chiayi airbase in southern Taiwan on Wednesday. Photo: Facebook
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