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
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
Islamists claim victory in Egypt referendum17 Dec 2012 - 6:16am
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
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
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
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
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