SAFA | Saudi Aviation Flight Academy

ABOUT US

Saudi Aviation Flight Academy (SAFA) is the registered brand name of Aviation Sciences Company Limited (ASCL), a Limited Liability Company registered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The main objective of ASCL is to establish, manage and operate aviation and air navigation sciences in the Kingdom, GCC and further Middle East region.

SAFA | Saudi Aviation Flight Academy

Welcome to Saudi Aviation Flight Academy (SAFA). Our interactive website is designed to give you detailed information about our pilot courses, facilities, our staff, and information on admissions. SAFA is an approved GACA Ppart 141 pilot training academy with ultra modern facilities contained in a purpose built university style campus. At SAFA, we use state of the art training aircraft and flight training devices (aircraft simulators). Our training philosophy is unparalleled in the Kingdom and we are pleased to announce 100% placement of SAFA graduates in the commercial and private aviation sectors. At SAFA, we have combined the culture, energy and excitement of aviation to ensure that each student experiences a dynamic and rewarding environment from the first day of class. SAFA’s training will set you apart from others trained under traditional flight training principles.

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    Welcome Message

    Welcome to Saudi Aviation Flight Academy (SAFA). Our interactive website is designed to give you detailed information about our pilot courses, facilities, our staff, and information on admissions. SAFA is an approved GACA Ppart 141 pilot training academy with ultra modern facilities contained in a purpose built university style campus. At SAFA, we use state of the art training aircraft and flight training devices (aircraft simulators). Our training philosophy is unparalleled in the Kingdom and we are pleased to announce 100% placement of SAFA graduates in the commercial and private aviation sectors. At SAFA, we have combined the culture, energy and excitement of aviation to ensure that each student experiences a dynamic and rewarding environment from the first day of class. SAFA’s training will set you apart from others trained under traditional flight training principles. We provide each student with not just the “stick and rudder” skills of an airman, but with the ability to make complex decisions. We ask our students to be personally responsible and, above all else, well disciplined in , preparation ing them for commercial employment as professional pilots, or if they wish, merely as privaterecreational pilots flying for the pure enjoyment of flight or to further business objectives. Our newest program; the Upset Prevention and Recovery Training Program (UPRT) is the only one of its kind in the GCCKingdom. SAFA has partnered with Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) out of Phoenix, Arizona, the global leader in UPRT, to provide you the best on-airplane program available todayupset recovery training. SAFA has taken delivery of an new Extra 330LX aerobatic aircraft, our highly trained and standardized UPRT newest instructor is now on board, and classes have commenced. I personally invite you to explore our website, to consider the challenge of learning to fly. That you may, through hard work and personal commitment earn the title of “Captain”; the accomplishment of a lifetime that will allow you to engage in an exciting career in the lucrative and thrilling field of aviation. Wishing you the best, Captain William Roe SAFA, Managing Director

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    Our Mission

    Fuel the growth of aviation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by providing a world-class center of Excellence for pilot training

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    Our Vision

    To become the Aviation Academy of choice in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the GCC and the greater region, to help motivated students to become professional pilots and pursue aviation as a career, or to fly recreationally. To develop professional pilots that will possess the skills, confidence and certification required to ensure safe, competent and disciplined pilot, while contributing to the competitive and knowledge based economy of the Kingdom.To distinguish itself as a leader in providing aviation courses in the region and to establish the best available facilities and technology required of any aviation academy.

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    Our Values

    We encourage being passionate and believing in yourself.
    We encourage being creative, innovative and inventive We encourage everyone to be unique and to go beyond-and- above

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    Our Profile

    Saudi Aviation Flight Academy (SAFA) is a GACAR Part 141 approved world-class pilot training academy with a purpose- built campus on approximately 50,000 square meters at the Thumamah Airfield, ideally located 28 km northeast of King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. SAFA offers a hybrid mix of technically advanced training aircraft and simulation ensuring our students the most cost effective, high quality training available today. The range of pilot training courses offered at SAFA include a Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, Jet Transition, Upset Recovery (UPRT), Flight Review and License Conversion Courses.  SAFA also offers a Discovery Flight which is a perfect opportunity to experience the fantasy of flying in a state-of-the-art, Technologically Advanced Aircraft with a certified Flight Instructor. All SAFA curricula will be approved by the Kingdom’s Aviation Authority and will include the training required to take students from zero experience to possessing the skills and credentials necessary to become a professional and successful pilot.

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    Our Team

    SAFA’s international instructor core is comprised of experts from around the world who have thousands of hours experience accrued while flying in a variety of aircraft and in some of the world’s busiest airspace. Our instructors will have received ongoing training and standardization following world renowned FAA and JAA/EASA regulations to ensure a level of preparation and expertise to rival anything available in today’s aviation industry. Our goal at SAFA is to ensure that the students will possess the skills, confidence, and certification to be the safe, proficient, and disciplined pilots that today’s aviation industry requires.

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    Our Partners

    Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) is a global provider of upset recovery, aerobatics and spin/stall recovery training. APS offers customized courses integrating academic instruction and hands-on practical exercises to ensure each participating pilot receives the required training to achieve their skill development goals. SAFA, in partnership with APS is launching the first comprehensive Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) program in the Middle East outside of the military. UPRT provides fully comprehensive and guaranteed lifesaving skills to enhance any pilot’s ability to recognize, avoid and recover from virtually any airplane upset, unusual attitude, or stall/spin entry flight condition.

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    Our Facilities

    SAFA is proud to offer one of the finest civilian flight training facilities in the world. Situated alongside a 4,000 meter long runway, the new purpose-built flight school building is approximately 4,000 square meters in size and encompasses the following facilities.SAFA’s team of seasoned experts designed this facility with you, the incoming student, in mind. The objective is to ensure you are provided with the best possible environment to learn how to become a safe, disciplined pilot, and to realize your full potential.

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