Wed, June 22, 2011
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Veteran pilots retire with honors

2011-06-22 06:38:24 GMT2011-06-22 14:38:24(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Sun Shengjun (L), a newly-retired pilot examines a parked-up plane during a work handover with a young soldier at a military airport near China’s South Sea on June 21, 2011. A total of five veteran pilots, who had each served 30 years in the air force earning at least second-rate honors, were honored with a ceremony upon their retirement.. [Photo/Xinhua]

Jia Yueneng (L), conducts a work handover with a young soldier at a military airport near China’s South Sea on June 21, 2011.[Photo/Xinhua]

Five newly-retired air force servicemen salute their coworkers at a military airport near China's South Sea on June 21, 2011.[Photo/Xinhua]

Five newly-retired air force servicemen hand their flight helmets over to young pilots at a ceremony at a military airport near China's South Sea on June 21, 2011.[Photo/Xinhua]

Five veteran pilots, who had each served 30 years in the air force earning at least second-rate honors, were honored with a ceremony upon their retirement at a military airport near China's South Sea on June 21, 2011.

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