Russia: Top guns! Female recruits are put through their paces at Engels airfield

Twenty of Russia's potential future female pilots were put through psychological training at Engels Airfield, Saratov Region, Russia on Saturday. They also had the chance to try on varies pieces of pilots' gear, and to sit in a military plane's cockpit. Russian Airforce Division Commander Oleg Pchela explained, «The selection will be tough but those who love the profession and pass all the... Еще tests will become the high-class pilots able to fly any type of aircraft.» Selected trainees are chosen according to national academic testing from the Unified State Exam and, if successful, will begin their path to aviation on September 10. Committee member and first woman-cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova and pilot-cosmonaut Natalya Savitskaya are among those heading up the initiative.

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