Long road to the sky for civil aviators

Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2017/8/24 11:50:57

Highlights: Around 90 percent of Chinese civil aviation pilots receive professional training at the Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC), the largest of its kind in the world. Every civil aviator spends years on studying theory and taking challenging tests, and are required to have more than 3000 hours of flight time on a Boeing 737. Photos: VCG

  • Students listen to the tutors’ instructions before flying at the Guanghan Flight College, CAFUC, in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province on June 12. Students have to spend 250 hours in flight training in primary, intermediate and advanced levels. Photo: VCG

  • Students study theories at the Guanghan Flight College, CAFUC, in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province on June 13. All students have to take classes on basic aviation theories for about one and a half years before they learn to fly in a real plane. Photo: VCG

  • A student takes part in the live rolling training, an important physical skill taught at the primary level, on June 13. The live rolling is one of three “magic weapons” to help students overcome dizziness and improve the ability of anti-jolting. The other two are winding stairs and solid rolling. Photo: VCG

  • Pu Huayu, 23, practices flying techniques in a flight simulator on June 12. Pu is a senior student and has a flight time of over 190 hours. He will finish his flight training in the next few months and is about to work for Sichuan Airlines. Photo: VCG






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