Type Rating

Type Rating Program

The Type Rating Course is an important step in the pilot’s career life, it prepares her/him to transition to the airline environment by qualifying the pilot to fly the equipment used in airline operations. Type Ratings are required for larger aircraft used in air transportation and the completion of the type rating indicates the readiness of the pilot to start a career in aviation. Type Ratings are required for Airbus and other passenger aircraft, and the typical first type rating for most pilots is Airbus A320.

Ground Training and Flight Training

Commercial Pilot license (CPL)

.After passing the foundation year requirements, the student starts his ground school in the academy During the Practical Phase, our students will obtain the knowledge, skill and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements for a commercial Pilot Certificate with Airplane, Multi-Engine Land and Instrument Airplane Ratings. In order to pass this phase successfully, the student must demonstrate through written tests, practical tests, and through appropriate records that he/ she meets the knowledge, skill and experience requirements necessary to obtain a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Airplane Multi-Engine Land, Instrument Airplane Ratings.

Preparation for ICAO English Test

Preparation for ICAO Level 5

The preparation for ICAO English Test to reach Level 5 is the first and most important step in your training in OxfordSaudia.

First trip from King Fahd international airport
First trip from King Fahd international airport
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لقاء مع سعادة الكابتن إبراهيم الحمر رئيس طيران الخليج سابقا

Flight simulator games: Top games for aviation geeks
19 Jul

Flight simulator games: Top games for aviation geeks

If you are into technology and into aviation, chances are you very much into flight simulator games. If you are not you are missing a lot! Flight simulator games give you a chance to have fun in a world that you love and find interesting. They allow you to spend a relaxing time in the virtual skies. So here are the top flight simulator games for aviation geeks, try them this summer! X-Plane 11 Global Flight Simulator Officially released on March 30, 2017, X-Plane is a flight simulator game produced by Laminar Research. It is available for both desktop and mobile. This flight simulator with its 3D cockpits and realistic landscapes delivers a wonderful gaming experience for serious aviation fans. You can even build your airplane, design your airport, and share them with other players. Additionally, the simulator allows users to change flight conditions. X-plane is the most realistic flight simulator game; it is even used sometimes for flight training purposes. Microsoft Flight Simulator Microsoft Flight Simulator is a series of flight simulator games, for the Microsoft Windows. This series is one of the best as well as the longest-running home flight simulator programs. In the market for 35 years now, Microsoft Flight Simulator is probably the longest-running PC game series of all time. This simulator allows you to fly across the world, plan your own routes, and create your own airplanes. Moreover, you get to accomplish missions given by the game. Microsoft Flight Simulator For X-box  The world is developing rapidly so that Microsoft Flight Simulator updated itself to keep pace with the new era with its new capabilities, so you can enjoy the more realistic flight simulator game through your x-box, now it’s available for both desktop and x-box too.   If you’re searching how to be a pilot and learn how to fly, here is the cheapest and fastest flight training as Microsoft Flight Simulator looks the same as the real one, and give you the chance to act under real situations including difficult one and funny which let you enjoy more and merge with it as if its reality.  FlightGear Flight Simulator FlightGear Flight Simulator is a free, open-source multi-platform flight simulator developed by the FlightGear project. The project was first released in 1997 and continued to develop ever since. The game features numerous aircraft and landscapes, and more are added continuously. It can be played solo or multiplayer. IL-2 Sturmovik This series of World War II combat flight simulator video games were originally created by Maddox Games. The series features a huge number of flyable aircraft of various origins, historical aircraft that participated in the war. The Different installments of the series feature the different theaters of World War II. IL-2 Sturmovik is one of the leading World War II flight simulators, and one of the most popular. The newest edition of the IL-2 Sturmovik series is IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad was released in November 2013. There is a new one expected to be released this year though. Digital Combat Simulator Digital Combat Simulator, also known as DCS, is a series of combat flight simulator games. It was developed by Eagle Dynamics and first released in 2008. The accuracy of the aircraft simulation differs greatly according to the type of flight model, and the edition of the game. DCS World includes a mission editor for user-created tasks. This allows users to extend provided missions, or create their own unique missions. Airport City Okay maybe not a flight simulator, but we had to include Airport City because of its extreme playability! This is one of the most engaging and the most fun airplane games. And it is available for both desktop and mobile. The aim is to build your airport, manage it, and expand your fleet. In addition to that, you can start up your own space exploration program, how cool is that! You start the game with a small airport comprising a single runway, a few crew members, and very basic operational buildings. You upgrade your airport by completing different missions, arranging flights to travel around the world, and upgrade the adjacent support city while expanding your airport. Your mission should you choose to accomplish it is to become an aviation mogul and build an outstanding airport. Thrustmaster HOTAS X Flight Hotas X is a programmable joystick and throttle that is compatible with PCs and PS3 systems for realistic flight simulation. The Hotas joystick features a large throttle that is used to control the aircraft speed and acceleration, in addition, the throttle is detachable so you can detach it to re-create real piloting conditions. Depending on your playstyle, you may want to use a super sensitive joystick that responds to slight touches. With the stiffer joystick, it provides greater resistance when moving it. The resistance of T. Flight Hotas X can be adjusted to adapt to your personal preferences. Real Flight RF9 Flight Simulator  RealFlight is the first RC flight simulator in the world, absolutely its the best tool new RC pilots which helps you to learn how to fly.  RealFlight helps you to enjoy practicing new maneuvers and to improve the skills that may help you to become a better pilot. RealFlight offers more than 160 different aircraft, the most popular is airplanes, helicopters, and drones. Plus RealFlight gives you the chance to edit aircraft and sites, there is an unlimited number of flying options available. A multiplay option is available so you can fly and compete with a group of pilots available online which makes flight training game funny. For more aviation infused fun see also: Airplane movies: 5 must watch movies for aviation lovers

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Aviation pioneers: Amelia Earhart
04 Jul

Aviation pioneers: Amelia Earhart

The first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Mary Earhart was one of the most renowned aviation pioneers in history. Even though her disappearance remains a mystery, her life and her various accomplishments still inspire people to this day. So let’s take a look together at the amazing life of Amelia Earhart, the American pilot who has manged to inspire numerous pilots and millions of women all around the world. Early years She was born in July 24th, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. Amelia saw her first airplane in Iowa State Fair in Des Moines; she refused to go into it. The aviation pioneer later described the biplane as not at all interesting. After finishing her high school education she received training as a nurse's aide from the Red Cross and began work with the Voluntary Aid. On December 28th, 1920, Earhart and her father visited an airfield in Long Beach, where she took a plane ride that utterly changed her life. "By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground I knew I had to fly.” She said. Aviation career After that visit, Amelia worked a variety of jobs to save money for flying lessons. She had her first lesson on January 3rd, 1921. She was the 16th woman in the United States to be issued a pilot's license. She received it on May 15th, 1923. She became a member of the American Aeronautical Society's Boston chapter and was eventually elected its vice president. Moreover, she also flew the first official flight out of Dennison Airport in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1927. Around the same time, Earhart also wrote local newspaper columns about flying. Her first flight across the Atlantic was on June 17th, 1928. She flew as the third member of a crew. Amelia was not happy with that flight as she stated later that her job was minimal. Her solo transatlantic flight On May 20th, 1932, Earhart set off from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, with the intent to fly to Paris in her single engine plane. After a flight that lasted for 14 hours, 56 minutes in which she had to deal with strong northerly winds, icy conditions and mechanical problems, Amelia landed in a field at Culmore, Northern Ireland. When a farmer asked, "Have you flown far?" Earhart replied, "From America". More solo records On January 11th, 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first pilot to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. Those were not her only records, between the years 1930 and 1935, Amelia Earhart set seven women's speed and distance aviation records in a variety of aircraft including a solo flight from Los Angeles to Mexico City and a nonstop flight from Mexico City to New York. Her last flight During a long flight intending to circle the globe, Amelia Earhart disappeared somewhere over the Pacific in July 1937. Her disappearance remains one of the greatest mysteries in the world as her plane was never found. Amelia Earhart was officially declared lost at sea. Pioneer and icon During her lifetime, Amelia Earhart was a world-renowned international celebrity. Her persistence, courage and goal-oriented career have sustained her fame in popular culture around the globe. Hundreds of articles and books have been written about her life. In addition to being one of the most renowned aviation pioneers, Earhart is also regarded as a feminist icon. Numerous women started to believe that they can, in fact, excel in what was previously presumed as man jobs thanks to leading pioneers as Amelia Earhart. The Ninty-Nine   Amelia Earhart didn’t stop over that, she worked to promote and provide opportunities for women in aviation.   In 1929, after placing third in the All-Women’s Air Derby, Earhart formed an international organization for the advancement of female piolets called Ninety-Nine, and implemented the first transcontinental air race for women.   She became the first president of the organization of licensed pilots, which still exists today and represents women flyers from 44 countries.     Flight around the world   On June 1, 1937, Amelia Earhart took off from Oakland, California, on an eastbound flight around the world. It was her second attempt to become the first pilot ever to circumnavigate the globe.    She flew a twin-engine Lockheed 10E Electra and was accompanied on the flight by navigator Fred Noonan. They flew to Miami, then down to South America, across the Atlantic to Africa, then east to India and Southeast Asia. The pair reached Lae, New Guinea, on June 29. When they reached Lae, they already had flown 22,000 miles. They had 7,000 more miles to go before reaching Oakland. What happened to Amelia Earhart during her last fly Earhart and Noonan departed Lae for tiny Howland Island—their next refueling stop on July 2. It was the last time Earhart was seen alive. She and Noonan lost radio contact with the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Itasca, anchored off the coast of Howland Island, and disappeared en route. On July 19, 1937, Amelia Earhart and Noonan declared lost in the sea after the president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s authorization searching two weeks for the pair, but they were never found.  Scholars and aviation enthusiasts have proposed many theories about what happened to Amelia Earhart. The official position from the U.S. government is that Earhart and Noonan crashed into the Pacific Ocean, but there are numerous theories regarding their disappearance.   Crash and Sink Theory Earhart’s plane ran out of gas while she searched for Howland Island, and she crashed into the open ocean somewhere in the vicinity of the island. Several expeditions over the past 15 years have attempted to locate the plane’s wreckage on the seafloor near Howland. High-tech sonar and deep-sea robots have failed to yield clues about Electra’s crash site. Other theories about Earhart’s disappearance There are numerous conspiracy theories about Earhart’s disappearance. One theory was that Earhart and Noonan were captured and executed by the Japanese. Another theory claims that the pair served as spies for the Roosevelt administration and assumed new identities upon returning to the United States. To learn more about aviation pioneers see also: The first Arab female pilot: Captain Pilot Lotfia Elnadi Miracle on Hudson River: Flight 1549

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