The fact that they are using is causing a huge debate on CJDBY. Some ultranationalists are upset about them using the “enemy’s” language. Just goes to show that there are dumb people everywhere.PLAAF pilots are probably all doing their training in English, which makes a lot of sense if you think about where China learned its pilot training programs from. They also have to be able to communicate with different air forces (like Pakistan) in international training exercises too. If that’s what they’re habituated for in these exercises I don’t see why that should be a large cognitive burden. It’s not like people in China aren’t used to using English situationally in highly technical environments, so I’m not sure why pilots using short bits of English should be so unusual?