Latest News:  
Beijing   Overcast/Cloudy    14 / 4   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Military

PLA Air Force trains 328 female pilots


08:56, March 09, 2012

BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- A total of 328 female pilots have been trained by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force over the past six decades, according to figures disclosed at a ceremony held Thursday to mark the 60th anniversary of the debut flight of Chinese women pilots.

The PLA Air Force has recruited a total of nine groups of female pilot trainees over the past 60 years, and eight of these groups have already graduated, figures show.

Women pilots joined 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.

Since then, they have successfully completed numerous 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.

Xu Qiliang, a member of the Central Military Commission and commander of the PLA Air Force, attended the ceremony.


Leave your comment3 comments

  1. Name

Batuapi at 2012-03-15222.65.139.*
That was a pathetic statement from a retard ie Mckechnie. Way to go PLA-AF !!
McKechnie at 2012-03-1165.95.206.*
The PLA Airforce's male pilots are not that great at piloting aircraft. Maybe the women will do a better job at piloting the aircraft.
helen at 2012-03-09203.82.82.*
Mao"s quote "Women hold up half the sky" is rapidly becoming a reality. In many countries, more women than men go to university. And many more are surpassing men in many fields of employment and studies.Still it will take some time to end male chauvinism and prejudices.

Selections for you

  1. China boosts development of SMEs

  2. China's own cartoon exhibition kics off

  3. S. Korea, U.S. carry out live-fire drill

  4. Spring ploughing season arrives in Yunnan

Most Popular


  1. Obama brings new trade case against China
  2. Giving is an aid to prosperity
  3. Rare earth case reveals US hypocrisy
  4. What international order should world build?
  5. Is morality improving or declining in China?
  6. China's development contributes world economy
  7. China's diplomacy needs courage and strategy
  8. Death penalty does not hold answer to corruption
  9. Socialist democracy to illuminate China's future
  10. Truth about Tibet is slowly coming to light

What's happening in China

Real estate trade fair kicks off in Shanghai

  1. "Two sessions" sign language sends good signals
  2. Watches top gripe list for luxury goods
  3. Social security fund earns 18.6% return
  4. Online group buying to be regulated
  5. Hunan car accident: four dead, seven injured

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai