High in the sky: Girls graduate from Air Force Institute
After the cadets were handed their diplomas, a farewell ceremony was held with the institute’s flag. Marching past the flag, the young pilots followed an old tradition of tossing coins up as a symbol of successfully graduating from the military institute.
It’s true that the Krasnodar Air Force Institute for Pilots is one of few education centers in Russia that prepare air force specialists from members of the fairer sex. At the institute, they recognize that there just aren’t enough suitable male cadets in military institutes who meet the requirements these days.