Pakistani Air Force escorts Chinese president’s jet (VIDEO)

Apparently Air Force One isn’t the only plane that gets the royal treatment while flying in the friendly skies. Eight JF-17 Thunder fighter jets were dispatched by the Pakistani Air Force to fly alongside Chinese President Ki Jinping’s jet as it entered the country Monday.

The video gives a quick glimpse of what it takes to get crews and aircraft ready to escort the president’s plane, which is common diplomatic etiquette between countries, although sometimes in countries with questionable security, combat aircraft is sent as more of a means of protection rather than proper etiquette.

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