26 female pilot cadets complete training on advanced trainer aircraft

China Military Online
Zhang Tao

HAERBIN, August 17 (ChinaMil) -- The 10th batch of female pilot cadets assigned to the Chinese PLA Air Force made their maiden flight with advanced trainer aircraft on August 16, 2017.

In early July this year, these female pilot cadets started to receive one-year training on advanced trainer aircraft in a brigade of the Chinese PLA Air Force Harbin Flight Academy.

After one month of aviation theory learning and an average of 10-hour simulation training, all the 26 female pilot cadets passed the seven ground preparation assessments and became qualified for advanced trainer aircraft training.

Previously, they have completed the basic education, professional learning and training on primary trainer aircraft at the PLA Air Force Aviation University.

It is learnt that advanced trainer aircraft training is the final stage of the training of PLA Air Force pilot cadets. Since advanced trainer aircraft is very close to jet fighter in the performance, advanced trainer aircraft training is the most difficult and risky stage during pilot cadets' flight training.

These female pilot cadets will complete dozens of training exercises in five subjects and have an average flight time of more than 100 hours within the next year.

After graduation, they will become the third batch of female fighter jets pilots of the PLA Air Force.


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