In a symbolic if unofficial salute to China's official guest, US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, the J-20 Stealth Fighter makes it's first public flight in front of the cameras. Acting as a chase plane is a two seater J-10S. Secretary Gates may seem to be aloof, but we're sure his old spook buddies at the CIA are watching the J-20 with great interest.
Here are the first pictures we have available, and as always, check China-Defense Forum for the latest discussions.
Video of the J-20 making it's "official" first flight in the hazy Chengdu sky: