A Chinese fighter pilot prepares for a night take-off on the Liaoning aircraft carrier. Photo: Handout
A Chinese fighter pilot prepares for a night take-off on the Liaoning aircraft carrier. Photo: Handout

China’s aircraft carrier pilots upskill for demanding night missions

  • A group of instructors qualify to train other personnel for the difficult task of landing and taking off in the dark from the carrier’s deck
  • The skills are essential to modern warfare, analyst says

A Chinese fighter pilot prepares for a night take-off on the Liaoning aircraft carrier. Photo: Handout
A Chinese fighter pilot prepares for a night take-off on the Liaoning aircraft carrier. Photo: Handout
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