Aviation university opens to the public

Huang Panyue
A skydiving performer takes part in a rehearsal before a public show at the Aviation University of Air Force in early September in Changchun. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Military aviation fans now have the chance to visit air force barracks of the People's Liberation Army in Changchun, the capital of Northeast China's Jilin province, to see air shows and equipment during major festivals. The air force will showcase skydiving, aerobatic flights, model planes and real combat simulations for visitors.

The barracks at the Aviation University of Air Force offers visitors an insider's look into students' lives. Visitors can get free tickets by answering questionnaires or submitting photos.

The general office of China's Central Military Commission issued a guideline on opening PLA barracks in 2017, and China this July announced plans to open 600-odd barracks to the public during major festivals and days of commemoration.

Barracks of the army, navy, air and rocket forces and armed police at the division, brigade, regiment, battalion and company levels will be open for public visits, and this plan covers 31 provincial-level regions across the country.


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