The Nanchang CJ-6 is a basic trainer of the Chinese Air Force and has been operational for more than four decades. The CJ-6 is equipped with basic radio communication and navigation equipment and is powered by a 285 hp Quzhou Huosai-6A (HS-6A) radial piston engine. More than 2,000 examples are believed to have been produced, with tens of thousands PLA student pilots trained on the aircraft. Many CJ-6s were also exported to Western countries for general aviation and leisure flight. Both the Yak-18 and the Nanchang CJ-6 have become popular with pilots worldwide who appreciate the sturdy qualities, reliability and personality of these old warbirds.