By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Red, white and blue smoke trails emitted from the “Thunder Tigers” spanned across the sky above the Presidential Office Building in Taipei City on Tuesday morning as part of the rehearsal for the presidential inauguration ceremony on May 20.
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen and Vice President-elect Chen Chien-jen will be sworn in during the ceremony.
Five fighter jets of the Air Force’s aerobatic display team were rehearsing flying low in formation to salute the country’s first female president and commander-in-chief, emitting long colored smoke trails in the sky. The jets were accelerating over the venue as the song “Beautiful Formosa” was playing in the background.
Tourists and pedestrians at the square of the National Theater and Concert Hall stopped to watch the stunning show, letting out sighs of amazement and hurriedly taking out cell phones and cameras to shoot. [FULL STORY]