60th Anniversary of Thunder Tigers aerobatic team
The Thunder Tigers aerobatic team, officially known as the Thunder Tigers Technical Flying Corps, was first formed in 1953 in Tianan Air Base. On August 10th, 2013 , The Thunder Tigers came back to its birth place (Tainan Air Base) again for celebrating 60th anniversary and Air Force Day (Aug 14th). One of its famous signature aerobatics "Blossom explosion of colorful smoke (炸彈開花)" is demonstrated by a fleet of flying AT-3 trainer airplanes. Entire airplane flying fleet pitches up toward the deep sky then suddenly seperates. The Thunder Tigers always has magic to fascinate the crowd.
Here's an E-2K Hawkeye, tactical warning and control system aircraft, opening to the public in Taini...
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.