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Air force academy will be dissolved

THE MILAN Rastislav Štefanik Air Force Academy in Košice will be dissolved by July 2004, daily SME reported.

The prominent institution, which, during its 30-year existence, has given the country 3,800 aviation experts, including two astronauts, will be transformed into the Faculty of Aviation of the Košice Technical University.

The rector of the school, Peter Kandráè said there were times when the academy had 2,000 students and 80 jets available. The pilots flew 12,000 hours a year. Today, there are 550 students and one plane.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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