|ex-PLA Air Force Chengdu JJ-5 507
(China Aviation Museum, Datangshan - 31 January 2002)
The 8.1 (August 1st) aerobatic team made its first public appearance on 1 October 1964 during the Chinese National Day celebration that year (the team name was actually chosen to commemorate China's Army Day). Initially equipped with Shenyang J-5s, and then J-6s, the JJ-5 trainer was used between January 1980 and July 1995, making it the longest-serving type with the team to date. The team mount is now the J-7 (MiG-21), with a change of colour-scheme from red to blue.
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