PLA Air Force's pilot recruitment hits a new record high in quantity and quality

China Military Online
Li Jiayao

By Bai Wei and Li Jianwen

BEIJING, July 18 (ChinaMil) -- According to the relevant department of the Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the PLA Air Force's pilot recruitment campaign in 2018 has concluded in recent days.

More than 123,000 graduates of general high schools attended the recruitment examination. After primary and secondary examinations, 5,100 graduates attended final examinations of physical, psychological and political conditions. Finally, the PLA Air Force recruited 1,480 out of the 2,452 qualified graduates.

This year, the PLA Air Force adopted artificial intelligence, digital simulation and other new technologies in order to improve the standards and accuracy of pilot recruitment.

According to available data, the recruited pilot cadets’ average scores in the College Entrance Examination (CEE) are 60 points higher than the admission scores of key universities and colleges in their respective provinces, and about 20% of them have scores higher than 600 points; the number of high-score students doubled compared with the previous two years. This set a new record for the quantity and quality of pilot recruitment since the PLA Air Force began self-recruitment of pilots in 1988.


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