Thursday, December 22, 2011

VIDEO: A record five women complete IAF pilot training


Newest group of IAF aviators to receive their wings next week after completing flight course
Date: 22/12/2011, 5:32 PM     Author: IAF Website
The Israel Air Force will hold a wings ceremony next Thursday for the graduates of the most recent pilot training course.
The ceremony will be attended by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz and IAF Commander Major General Ido Nechushtan.
The newest group of graduates includes five women, the largest amount ever.
31 percent of the graduates were raised in cities, 26 percent in communal towns, 21 percent in moshavim, 17 percent in local regional authorities, and five percent from kibbutzim.
58 percent live in the center of the country, 36 percent in the north, and six percent in the south.
Seven percent were born abroad.
1/3 of the graduates have a relative who served in the IAF.
52 percent participated in youth groups, with the largest amount having been in the Israeli Scouts.
In academy, 43 percent studied economics and management, 29 percent studied management of information systems, 24 percent studied politics and government, and four percent studied computer science.
72 percent are secular, 18 percent traditional and 10 percent religious.
40 percent are eldest children in their family, 23 percent are middle children, and 33 percent are youngest children.
A majority of the graduates are 21 years old. The oldest graduate is 26