Upcoming “Sky Hunter” Movie Featuring PLAAF Combat Aircraft Exposes Chinese Version Of The Star Wars Canyon

Sep 01 2017 - 3 Comments

No, The Image Above Is Not Photoshopped: There Is A Chinese Equivalent Of The Star Wars Canyon In The U.S. Or The Mach Loop In UK.

Scheduled for release on Sept. 30, 2017, Sky Hunter is the first action movie focused on China’s PLAAF (People’s Liberation Army Air Force).

According to the trailer, the story is about a group of elite military who are called into action to resolve a hostage crisis and foil a terrorist plot.

The movie features, along with some CGI actual flying footage of various front line combat aircraft, including the Y-20 airlifter, the J-20 stealth fighter, the J-11, the H-6 and the J-10 multirole combat aircraft. Noteworthy, some scenes were filmed in a canyon similar bearing a resemblance to the one dubbed “Star Wars Canyon” used for low-level flying in Death Valley, U.S.

The flight through the canyon out into the expanse of Death Valley is referred to as the “Jedi Transition” (and the canyon itself is also dubbed “Star Wars Canyon”). The canyon has become very popular with photographers from around the world: even though not as popular as the Mach Loop in the UK, the canyon is one of the few locations in the U.S. where photographers can catch military fighters training at low-level.

The video below shows (H/T to Modern Chinese Warplanes for the heads-up) some behind the scenes footage.

You can also see a J-10C flying through the canyon.

Here’s Sky Hunter teaser trailer (that includes some CGI stuff, such as the Y-20 flying at night….):


  • leroy

    Sky Hunter lol! Let them try hunting F-22 when the U.S. begins smashing North Korea and Kim Il Fats. They’ll have to change the name of the movie to Sky Turkey! J-10, J-11, J-15, J-20, J-31 … F-22 and F-35 can skin them all. U.S. fighter jocks are gonna have fun if Beijing decides to support their madman murderer. As for Nork aircraft, they’ll be got while turning engines, most being unable to crank their frozen pistons.

  • Maximillian Cunningham

    What would YOU suggest Evan ? Nuke ’em now ?
    OR, double and triple the current US defense budget,
    including doubling your taxes ? Get rid of social security and
    let old people and the infirm starve to death ?
    What about all the money we’re wasting on disaster relief ?
    Hey Houston, tough luck, you’re on your own,,,

  • Uniform223

    Everyone wants to make their own version of Top Gun or even Iron Eagle.