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    Flying into new territory

    By ZHANG LEI | China Daily | Updated: 2019-03-16 10:00

     

    Du Qian (right) and Yang Jing (left) in front of Chongqing Airlines OQ2235 flight. [Photo/Xinhua]

    Two young flight attendants work hard to take their well-deserved places in the cockpit

    Dreaming of flying high, Du Qian, born in 1989, and Yang Jing, born in 1987, overcame many difficulties and learned to fly at their own expense.

    Now, the duo have turned from flight attendants into female pilots.

    On March 6, Chongqing Airlines OQ2335 flight from Chongqing to Shenzhen, saw Du and Yang jointly board the plane under the leadership of captain Tong Baohuan.

    And together they piloted the Airbus 320.

    Similar experiences, similar ages, and similar dreams have made the two post-1980s girls good friends.

    Speaking about her experience, Yang says female pilots also need to undergo the same rigorous training and face the same pressures and risks as their male counterparts.

    The two girls say that they will continue to work toward their larger dream of becoming captains in the future. And they believe that if they persist, their dreams will come true.

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