Horizon graduates new batch
Al Ain, August 13, 2009
The Al Ain-based Horizon International Flight Academy recently graduated its 13th batch of flight instructors after their successful completion of the course.
The primary focus of the course is to test the theoretical aviation knowledge and instructional techniques of prospective flight instructors, said a statement.
The ISO certified academy owned by Mubadala Development Company is a regional pioneer in flight training, based on the European Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) standard, approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority, UAE.
The pilots that attended the course came from governmental organisations from both GCC and the UAE and they underwent a comprehensive training curriculum which included instructional training, delivering lessons to practice various the instruction techniques and evaluation system.
Mohammed Humaidan Al Zaabi, general manager, Horizon International Flight Academy, said: “We congratulate and commend our 13th batch of instructors to pass out from Horizon; the confidence that government and private organisations across the GCC have put in us as a training academy continues to give Horizon the strength to succeed.”
Since commencing operations in 2003 the academy has experienced a growing interest from the military, police and airline sector in the Middle Eastern and North African (Mena) for aviation training personnel.
The fleet at Horizon includes Robinson R44’s, Bell 206 Jet Rangers, Cessna 172 SP, Diamond 42 twin engine with Garmin avionics as well as simulators to cater to the helicopter and aero plane training programs. -TradeArabia News Service