Then… Airplane falling wreathed in fire, ruined
bonfire dragged down by gravity to a watery grave.
Broken machine resting on the seabed, silence
reigns in Deaths’ triumph.
Now… Test Pilot Feng Yi and five of his comrades flying
air tests on red China’s brand new J11 fighter.
Saw many old planes in formation, props and jets.
Near mid air, no radar trace. Something very spooky going on
academic test pilot wouldn’t make it up.
Future… If we invade Taiwan, fight their F-5s, F-16s,
Ching Kuos and Mirage 2000, will future pilots see more dead
airmen and killed planes like we did over the Bohai Sea?