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Military Helicopters

CCTV airs video of live-fire helicopter drill in Hong Kong

People's Liberation Army. Photo: Nora Tam

China Central Television broadcasted for the first time footage of a live-fire military drill held last week by the Hong Kong garrison of the People's Liberation Army.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 6:55am 1 comment

US-trained Afghan female military helicopter pilots battle sexism

Qualified military helicopter pilots Masooma Hussaini (left) and Sourya Saleh are still waiting to fly in Afghanistan. Photo: MCT

Unlike most women in Afghanistan, Sourya Saleh knows how to drive - but she's taken the wheel only with her brother beside her, out of respect for tradition. Her friend Masooma Hussaini is still learning.

Both, though, are experts in a more demanding mode of travel: they have flown 204 hours each as pilots of military helicopters.

31 Dec 2012 - 6:00am

Briefs, December 17, 2012

Officials count ballots at a Cairo polling station. Photo: AFP

Islamists claim victory in Egypt referendum

17 Dec 2012 - 6:16am

Lack of combat an issue, helicopter pilot says

Colonel Ruan Bing has never strafed an enemy in his heavily-armed military helicopter - not because he can't, but because he just hasn't had the chance.

Despite logging thousands of flight hours over the past decade as a pilot with the Army Aviation 4th Helicopter Regiment in Beijing, Ruan, like so many of his fellow soldiers, has never seen combat.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Sino-Russian helicopter venture announced

A Russian helicopter manufacturer has agreed in principle to a joint venture that will produce two models of its aircraft with a Chinese partner, in a sign of increased military co-operation between the two powers.

24 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Contract out hill-fire work

I would like to congratulate Edward Stokes on his excellent article on hillside blazes (South China Morning Post, October 20) and his proposal to combat the fires by using more fire-fighting helicopters.

27 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Complex chopper game not for fly-by-nighters

When Microsoft brought out its Flight Simulator years ago, it was a tremendous success (and still is, I believe). It really taught users about flight, and some flying schools encouraged students to play the game as it taught good flight instincts.

But flying an aeroplane is a breeze, so to speak, compared with the complexities of flying a helicopter.

21 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

End of line for helicopters

British helicopters will no longer be used for anti-smuggling operations after the RAF leaves Hong Kong early next month.

The six Wessex helicopters of the RAF will be replaced by at least one, probably two, Westland Sea King aircraft being brought by the Royal Navy frigate HMS Chatham.

5 May 1997 - 12:00am