Beijing, Mar 9(ANI): The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has trained a total of 328 female pilots in the last 60 years, according to figures revealed at a ceremony held on Thursday to mark the 60th anniversary of the debut flight of Chinese women pilots.
According to the figures released, a total of nine groups of female pilot trainees over the past 60 years have been trained by the PLA, and eight of these groups have already graduated, The China Daily reports.
Women pilots became a part of the flight mission of the PLA Air Force for the first time on March 8, 1952, when a group of them flew planes over the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing as a flight show.
In the past six decades, women pilots they have successfully completed several key missions in chartered flight, disaster relief, research-oriented trial flight, and afforestation by airplane sowing, and they have flown in the National Day parade air show. (ANI)
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