Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy/Overcast    24 / 15   City Forecast

Home>>China Politics

PLA, Tsinghua launch joint education of student pilots

(Xinhua)

10:04, September 08, 2011

BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force and Beijing-based Tsinghua University will kick off a joint education program for selected student pilots, newly recruited this year among high school graduates.

Students were be selected based on their exam scores and their physical fitness, and then underwent six weeks of training in military administration and a one-week virtual flying course before qualifying for the project, according to a statement released Wednesday by the Air Force.

During the program, pilot students will spend three years studying in Tsinghua and one year in the PLA's Air Force Aviation University in order to learn aviation theories, parachuting and primary-level flying, according to the statement.

The first batch of students will start the program on Sept. 13.

In addition, the students will enjoy preferential policies when applying for postgraduate study at Tsinghua, said the statement.

Experts believe the program will boost the overall quality of the country's pilots and attract more talented young people to pursue careers in the Air Force.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:张茜)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. A Mid-Autumn reunion in prison

  2. Scene of Sino-Russian border river emergency drill

  3. Egrets fight for food in Xinkai River estuary in Qinhuangdao

  4. Fine Art Asia 2011 to be held in HK

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Springtime for Libya?
  2. China firmly opposes US sales of F-16s to Taiwan
  3. Mastering the art of public speaking
  4. Arms traders fumbled contact with Gaddafi
  5. More effort needed to "go global"
  6. Cross-border RMB settlement developing rapidly
  7. Chinese FDI wrongly seen as harbinger of doom
  8. The unlearnt lessons of 9/11 today
  9. Opinion: China's economy has landed, safely
  10. Success in Libya cannot pull Europe out of crisis

What's happening in China

Ex-leader's new book already a hot seller

  1. Huaxi Village completes controversial skyscraper
  2. New insurance law covers foreign employees
  3. Volunteers help Tibetan antelope hit the road
  4. All 12 trapped miners confirmed dead
  5. School stole teachers' identities

PD Online Data

  1. Water-Splashing Festival of Dai
  2. The Uyghur Muqam of Xinjiang
  3. Traditional Folk Long Song
  4. The Guqin and its Music
  5. Grand Songs of Dong