President of Uzbekistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces Shavkat Mirziyoyev visits a Higher Military Aviation School.
The school was established in 1994. Its previous location -- Jizzakh did not have sufficient conditions to train pilots.
In 2018, during his visit to the Khanabad military airfield in Karshi District, the President proposed that the airfield be used effectively to train military pilots. Thus, the Higher Military Aviation School was relocated to Karshi in 2019. The training buildings have been equipped with modern simulators, equipment and information technology.
This allows the cadets to conduct training on control and maintenance of combat aircraft at the Khanabad airfield, as well as to conduct flight training directly at the training ranges. The Pre-flight and Information Resource Center, as well as training laboratories for four specialties serve to improve the professionalism of military pilots.
There are a cultural centre for 120 seats, a dormitory for 400 seats, a kitchen, a field for combat training and a sports area at the cadets’ disposal. There are currently 276 cadets studying here.
The President got acquainted with the conditions at the school. During the conversation with the youth, the importance of acquiring knowledge of foreign languages and modern technologies along with the specialty was emphasized.
“Every state is judged by the strength of its defense. Defence is provided by educated, determined and steadfast military men, engineers and pilots like you. To be worthy of this title, you must constantly learn, work on yourselves and hone your skills,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
The Commander-in-Chief had lunch with cadets at the school’s canteen. Mirziyoyev observed sports and training classes. A demonstration flight of military aviation with the participation of fighters, attack aircraft, transport aircraft and combat helicopters took place in the sky over the school.
The executives were instructed to further strengthen air defence on the basis of the challenges observed in the world and to set up experimental assembly of unmanned aerial vehicles. The need to improve the school’s activities in view of these factors and the implementation of joint educational programmes with foreign institutions was pointed out.