Kim Jong Un, First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, guided a flight drill of pursuit airwomen of the KPA Air and Anti-Aircraft Force.
He went out to an airport’s runway to learn about the plan for solo take-off and landing drill by women pilots of pursuit planes and guide their flight.
The airwomen fully showed the aviation they acquired in training.
After the drill, the Supreme Commander called Jo Kum Hyang and Rim Sol, women pilots, near to him to congratulate them on their successful flight.
He is very satisfied and pleased to see the emergence of excellent pursuit airwomen and their brave flight only in a few months after he gave an instruction to train them, he said. And he praised them, noting that it is highly praiseworthy for young girls to singly pilot a pursuit plane, a job hard even for a man.
In the flight drill they displayed the Korean women’s indomitable will and stamina to the full, he said, adding that this was thanks not to their strong physical preparedness and high technique but to their ardent patriotism and high spirit of defending the country as well as their strong revolutionary awareness whereby they chose a difficult path of life for themselves.
The birth of the first pursuit airwomen today is an auspicious event to be celebrated by the whole country, he said, repeatedly calling all of them laudable daughters of the nation and people and indomitable women revolutionaries.
Kindly asking the airwomen about their birthplaces and parents’ jobs, he said their parents would be very happy to know about their growth into pursuit pilots representing the Korean women. And he personally took pictures of them, saying that the pictures should be sent to their parents and widely introduced to the whole country.
Then he posed for a picture with them, hoping that they would intensify flight drill in good health to train themselves into competent combat airwomen and thus make their worthwhile life honourable in defending the blue sky of the country as befitting the filial daughters of heroic Korea.