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Etihad Emirati cadets fly solo

Etihad Airways' inaugural class of Emirati cadet pilots have completed their first solo flights. The seven cadets, who are over half way through their 18 month training at the Horizon Flight Academy in Al Ain, made the flights in a Cessna 172SP single-engine, high-wing aircraft. Each cadet must undertake 905 hours in the classroom and 205 hours flying experience in single and multi-engine aircraft as well as in Etihad's flight simulators to complete the pilot programme. They will become co-pilots on Etihad's Airbus A320 fleet of aircraft.