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Kim Jong Un Guides Flight Drill for Inspection of KPA Air and Anti-Air Force

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, October 30 (KCNA) -- 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 Defence Commission of the DPRK, guided a flight drill for inspection of airmen of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force.

Units 1017, 447 and 458 of the KPA Air and Anti-Force took part in the drill.

The drill involved taking-off and landing on the highway-airfield, flight for intercepting targets in the air and demonstration of special aerobatics.

The airmen fully showed the Supreme Commander their high art of aviation they have cultivated in their day-to-day training.

He said that he feels whenever watching flight drills that our airmen are very good at flying and all of the reliable combat airmen defending the sky of the country are his very dear comrades-in-arms trained by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il with their loving care and phoenixes, the strongest in idea and faith.

Then he personally boarded the seat of pursuit plane No. 550 involved in the drill and learned in detail about the engineering data of the plane and had a talk with its pilot who is company commander.

Repeatedly expressing satisfaction over the successful drill, he gave thanks of the supreme commander of the KPA to KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 1017, Unit 447 and Unit 458 and awarded higher military ranks to Kim Hyon Ung, Kang Kyong Chol, Kim Chang Ho and Sin Thae Sop, commanders of the flying corps, for displaying high art of aviation by his order.

He discussed various measures for coping with the modern war with the commanding officers of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force and indicated ways for settling important issues arising in rounding off the combat preparations of the air and anti-air force and fresh tasks.

He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, O Il Jong and Han Kwang Sang, department directors of the C.C., the WPK.

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