Video PlayerClose CHANGCHUN, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) — Aerobatic flights, model plane shows and hostage rescue by airborne troops… This is not a military training or an air show, but the opening ceremony of the Aviation University of Air Force (AUAF) in Changchun, capital of northeast China’s Jilin Province, on Thursday. Dubbed by spectators as the “most stunning university opening ceremony,” it impressed the audience with awesome stunts, attracting waves of applause and cheers. The university is the country’s only one training pilots, with more than 1,400 freshmen being admitted this year. “Look, there’s a helicopter!” A shout from the audience drew everyone’s eyes to a distant roar from above. A transport helicopter, escorted by an armed helicopter, hovered in the sky. A group of soldiers rappelled from the helicopter onto the ground. This was a demonstration of hostage rescue by airborne troops. The troop changed tactical formations, swiftly approached a lone house where “terrorists” lived, broke into the house, shot the “terrorists” and rescued the hostages. “This is so different from the movies. To see a hostage rescue myself is much more breathtaking,” said Feng Xuan, a 27-year old spectator. Performances by the Sky Wing Air demonstration team and other… Read full this story
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