China Army Unveils First Batch of Female Attack Helicopter Pilots

May 11, 2016
Editor: Sherry Song
China Army Unveils First Batch of Female Attack Helicopter Pilots  

First Batch of female WZ-10 pilots. [81.cn]

 

The first group of female WZ-10 pilots were officially admitted in 2014 after a year of training with the China's People Liberation Air Force. With an average age of 27, these women are taking to the sky in WZ-10 attack helicopters.

Zhou Jiao is a female WZ-10 pilot from southwest China's Sichuan Province. Although she suffered serious airsickness in training, she never gave up and even asked for more difficult challenges. She claimed that the only way to improve quickly is to face as many challenges as possible in training.

Another pilot, Wang Wenjuan, is a self-proclaimed perfectionist. She stated that her arms often hurt after training, but her teacher Zhou Renyi maintains that "her landings are perfect; they don't have any mistakes."

Yun Lu, a former fighter jet pilot, had previously flown over Tian'anmen Square at the National Day parade in 2009. After issues with her health, she decided to make the switch to work as a WZ-10 pilot in 2013.

Pu Yuting stood out for her earnest persistence. She maintained a serious attitude throughout her training and remained dedicated to her studies. "You can't be lazy when you're in the air," Pu said. "The only way to ensure safety is to be diligent."

Liaohuang Xiaochuan is a slight figure girl from the appearance, is known for her resilience. "Her first flight across the sea exceeded my expectations," conceded Zhou.

China Army Unveils First Batch of Female Attack Helicopter Pilots  

Zhou Jiao.[81.cn]

 
China Army Unveils First Batch of Female Attack Helicopter Pilots  

Wang Wenjuan. [81.cn]

 
China Army Unveils First Batch of Female Attack Helicopter Pilots  

Yun Lu. [81.cn]

 
China Army Unveils First Batch of Female Attack Helicopter Pilots  

Pu Yuting. [81.cn]

 
China Army Unveils First Batch of Female Attack Helicopter Pilots  

Liaohuang Xiaochuan. [81.cn]

 

(Source: Xinhua/ Translated and edited by Women of China)

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