EC 120 aircraft at Vung Tau airport (all photos : tuoitre)
TTO - Morning 22-5, at the airport Vung Tau, Ba Ria - Vung Tau Training Center Helicopter Corporation of
(Ministry of Defense) held
the opening ceremony helicopter pilot training in 2012. Vietnam
Accordingly, in this course has more than 10 young pilots of the military forces will be trained.
At the ceremony, Colonel Nguyen Van Vinh, director of the center, said this tag will use the center by the company aircraft Eurocopter EC 120 (France) production to train pilots. This type of small aircraft, only one engine. Saving the third training costs, reduce flight hours.
Meanwhile, former major aircraft used to train every hour to spend U.S. $ 3500-3800.
More importantly, the use of EC 120 aircraft will take the initiative to train human resources for mission pilots flying commercial, professional fields.
The aircraft is also consistent with the major aircraft systems Eurocopper existing pilot corporations should be advantages to moving aircraft.
Speaking at the ceremony, Major-General Ha Tien Dung, general director of Vietnam Helicopter Company, the center and asked the pilots are trained to study, training not only to domestic flights but also to integration of pilot proficiency international, can work independently, self-control in all situations.
On behalf of the pilots are trained in this course, sergeant Do Xuan Hoang will confirm the students, teachers overcome difficulties, serious study to master modern means, conquering the sky, available ready to receive and fulfill the tasks assigned by superior.
Since its inception (February 8-2004) to date, the training center has opened dozens of pilot training, perform 2300 hours of flight safety.
After the ceremony, the pilots were using EC 120 transport aircraft flying demonstration leaders, visiting three turns around Vung Tau sky and landed safely.