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Female pilots trained for new fighter jet

By Tan Zongyang | China Daily | Updated: 2012-08-17 08:09

Female pilots trained for new fighter jet

Sheng Yifei, a female air force pilot, makes final preparations before her first solo flight in a J-10 fighter jet at an airfield in North China on July 29. Sheng is one of the first five female pilots selected to conduct solo flights in the J-10. Yuan Xiaowei / for China Daily

A group of Chinese female pilots have recently made their first solo flights in the J-10 combat aircraft, becoming the first female air force pilots capable of flying the multirole aircraft - the country's most advanced fighter jet.

Female pilots trained for new fighter jet

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