Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK, guided the takeoff and landing drill on a highway-airfield conducted by fighter pilots of KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Units 1017 and 458 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment.
After learning on the spot about the weather condition and the condition of the highway-airfield, he personally defined a flight duty and issued a sudden order to various type pursuit fighters to fly from the relevant operational airfields.
Watching the brave fighter pilots skillfully apply the combat flight method in the sky above the strange highway-airfield and admirably conduct landing with their independent judgment and decision, he praised them for their excellent piloting and displaying a high level of the art of aviation as intended by him.
Watching a pursuit fighter performing buzzing and wingover after making a zero-feet flight over the highway-airfield, he said:
I didn’t give such task. Probably, he seems to boast his art of aviation before the Supreme Commander. How brave he is. That clearly shows he has steadily improved his art of aviation through his day-to-day intensive flight training.
He showed such profound love and trust in him as telling the commanding officers accompanying him to highly praise the pilot and convey his salute to him.
The territorial air of the country should be protected irrespective of weather and time and a modern warfare is conducted under the worst conditions, he said, underscoring the need for the airmen to undergo a lot of trainings under the simulated conditions of an actual war despite the unfavorable situation with high ideological awareness so that they may successfully perform their combat duty under whatever situation and conditions anytime.
He called for fully preparing the airmen as members of a death-defying corps in the sky and able combat pilots capable of successfully fighting a modern warfare through intensive flight drills in the future.
He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, Choe Ryong Hae, secretary of the C.C., the WPK, and O Il Jong and Han Kwang Sang, department directors of the C.C., the WPK.