China Proud - First five female attack helicopter pilots for PLA Army ready for action
Five female attack helicopter pilots, the first batch of army's aviation corps, have independently completed tens of flight maneuvers and attack tasks after two years of training.
These pilots were chosen from the People's Liberation Army's Air Force in 2014 to join the brigade of the PLA's Army's aviation corps.
The brigade commander said they trained the pilots using methods that shortened the course time dramatically before they could independently carry out the missions in the sky.
As the pilots were used to flying fixed-wing aircraft, they found it difficult to operate the helicopters as they were using too much force on the joystick.
The instructors had to teach them the basic movements and pay more attention to the ground simulation training. The trainers helped them carry out the actions separately and pass each test one by one.