原文标题：Solo mission: PLA women fighter pilots make history
BEIJING: The first batch of five Chinese air force women fighter pilots have recently made their first solo flights in the country's most advanced J-10 combat aircraft, the PLA Daily reported. They flew the aircraft from an unnamed airfield in northern China in July end, the paper reported.
The J-10, also called the "Vigorous Dragon", is a multirole combat aircraft capable of air-to-air combat and ground-attack missions. China's air force began recruiting female fighter pilots after it became a global trend in 2005.
"The female pilots can do what their male colleagues can,'' Wang Qin, an instructors was quoted by the paper as saying.
The five pilots were among the 16 officers, who were selected after graduating from colleges in 2009. One of them, He Xiaoli, joined male colleagues to fly over Tiananmen Square during the National Day Parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China that year.
The five completed their solo flight after Chinese female astronaut Liu Yang soared into space on Shenzhou-9 spacecraft in June.
Flying a fighter jet is a very demanding job. Fifteen countries, including the US, Britain, Germany, Spain, Israel and Pakistan have female fighter pilots.
rafique (Houston) 3 hrs ago
What a joke. Pakistan has female pilots! Where did hijab, honor killing, women enslavement, all that go?
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azim (Dubai) replies to rafique 2 hrs ago
that for RSS to implement in B'lore and mumbai
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NRI (USA) replies to azim
Porki women pilots really wear hijab underneath their pressure suits and fly. See youtube if you wont believe.
Ajay (Mumbai) 4 hrs ago
Saibal Dasgupta, you have said that "Fifteen countries, including the US, Britain, Germany, Spain, Israel and Pakistan have female fighter pilots.", so is India in those 15 countries or you dont know for sure? coz you have specifically mentioned Pakistan in the list.
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SB (New Delhi) replies to Ajay 2 hrs ago
India does not have female pilots flying fighter aircrafts. They fly transports and choppers at max
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Dev Kumar (Gurgaon, Haryana)
CHINA IS CHINA AFTER ALL.....A SUPER POWER IN MAKING.
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Wilde (The Pacific) replies to Dev Kumar 3 hrs ago
We do not buy Chinese motor vehicles. They are 3rd world. This modern China is no super power.
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Another Hitler in the making, preparing for a 3rd world war?
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Cyclone (USA) replies to fairworldwide
If that happens India will be getting attacked by females, shoot them down over Delhi you'll have all the males drooling and running after them with their pants down.
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Wilde (The Pacific) replies to Cyclone 4 hrs ago
I do not think they can run, as in 1962, all indian soldiers are dead or playing dead.
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Rasesh (Mumbai) replies to Wilde 3 hrs ago
This is 2012 and not 1962.
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Wilde (The Pacific) 7 hrs ago
Chinese women pilots? I better they are more finely tuned for precision than the Chinese men. Are there not enough men to fly PLA planes? Maybe the men are only good to be foot soldiers?
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Hopes more women in chines communist party to lead China.
Not to demean women - they will physically be not able to endure severe Gs because their blood vessels are narrower. That's why in India they are allowed unrestricted only to fly transport planes and helicopters. Even China would never use Women Pilots to fly Supersonic Combat Jets during conflicts. Moreover a downed women pilot has an higher risk of torture of a more degrading manner than men if captured. No sensible nation will ever put them in to deep combat as for which a Fighter Jet is used. India could however allow them in close quarter combat and rescue roles using Slower Attack Fixed Wing or Rotary Crafts.
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Ajay (Chennai) replies to NRI 30 mins ago
Buddy, it has been proved that women can take G forces better than men. its a fact.
Butch (Planet Earth - I think) replies to NRI
What have you really got against women? They proved very good as fighter pilots in actual combat for the Soviets against some of the best pilots the Germans could pit against them. I bet they pulled plenty of Gs...Without the aid of a G suit too.
Unni (Doha) 2 hrs ago
China has communists to develop the country. India has congress to loot the country.
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Pooja (Vadodara) 2 hrs ago
If the honorable Indian Air Force is still sleeping...zzzzz...time to wake up by China's alarm clock..! Cheeni kudiya aage nikal gayi!
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Ajay (Chennai) replies to Pooja 2 hrs ago
Pooja, Indian air force has been taking in women pilots for a long time now. China is the one lagging behind. IAF has a lot of women pilots if you did not know..
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subbarao (hyderabad) replies to Ajay
Lot of women pilots but not the fighter ones. Also the women pilots' tenure is limited in India. They are not granted Permanent commission.
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an (Trivandrum) 3 hrs ago
Our Air force must emulate. Chinese are ahead in all fields. I am happy for China as more than 1/6th of world's population despite belonging to a developing Asian country are leading a disciplined life of slow but sure prosperity. Freedom and human rights may be at a premium, but then, what is the idea in having freedom like we have in India to do any thing and get away with it, provided you have the right connections and / or money?
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Indian (India) replies to an 2 hrs ago
There is no need for us to emulate boss. Our airforce has started taking in women pilots long ago :)
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an replies to Indian 1 hr ago
Not as fighter pilots my dear fellow
Anita Padman (mumbai)
The world is going places and here in India they are not even ready to give Permanent Commission of women in Army yet
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