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are up to this challenge. The future of any successful flying career begins here. The staff at Horizon. And we are extremely proud of this track record. Our experience has demonstrated that our students. To all our prospective students. Horizon has all the key success factors necessary to tackle the rapid growth that has been sweeping the Middle East’s aviation industry. there is a need to train a cadre of highly skilled pilots to meet the needs of the region’s various airlines and their growing fleets.WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN As the United Arab Emirates’ economy continues to grow and diversify. 03 . MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER Gearing up for the future. Undeniably. drawn from all over the world. it is critical that we continue to develop our most important national resource – our people. At Horizon International Flight Academy. I look forward to welcoming you to our facilities in the near future and to providing you the training you need to excel at your chosen profession. after undergoing the rigorous training at Horizon. with safety remaining our number one priority. We strongly believe that our success as an academy is directly related to the success of our students. graduate to become world class pilots for major private or public organisations. That’s why the training we provide is characterised by excellence and efficiency. we focus on attracting and training Emirati pilots while also welcoming international students from local and regional government and non-government organisations.

UAE General Civil Aviation Authority Approved Flight Training Organisation Approved Type Rating Training Organisation Approved Maintenance Organisation Quality assurance Horizon is certified for ISO 9001:2008 Horizon International Flight Academy is proud to be a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society 04 05 . CPL. Cyprus as well as Etihad Airways. Horizon’s syllabus is based on the JAA FCL curriculum with the issue of relevant licenses by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) after successful completion of the course. Operations began in September 2003 after the Abu Dhabi government owned Mubadala Development Company (MDC). Nigeria. the cadet pilots at Horizon have included trainees from the UAE Armed Forces.INTRODUCTION Horizon was established in 2002 with the express purpose of offering flight training for military and civilian customers within the Middle East. Admitting both local and international students. ATPL and Flight Instructor Rating. Saudi Arabia. set up the flight academy in Al Ain. The Academy has generated a great amount of interest among the local and regional military and civilian sectors. Bahrain. Advanced flying training courses are also offered. with the support of the UAE Offsets Group (UOG). Horizon has the edge over other flight training academies as it offers both helicopter and aeroplane pilot training programs that include PPL. Kuwait.

Combining the knowledge and expertise of our instructors. Horizon is looking to provide tailor made military programs for military customers. Whether conducting standard or tailor made courses. GCAA examinations are administered internally. The facility is an Approved Maintenance Organisation by the UAE GCAA. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The state-of-the-art simulators have high resolution visual and audio systems. and are designed to further students’ understanding of ground subjects and flight training. Abu Dhabi Al Ain Tarif Habsan Helicopter Courses OMAN Horizon is the only civilian flight training organisation in the region offering Helicopter Pilot Training for PPL. Horizon provides access for CBT to all students. adding to the realism of the virtual flying experience. Training Manuals Training manuals are used as the basis for student courseware.000 square meters. the student must pass a final flight test. the Academy’s main block houses the administration offices as well as the helicopter division. providies the perfect setting to learn how to fly. skilled and quality flight instruction to prepare you for Pilot Licenses issued by the GCAA . palm groves and rich heritage of ancient adobe forts and other traditional buildings. Horizon is ideally suited to deliver quality pilot training in a truly focused aviation environment. Birthplace of the Ruler of the United Arab Emirates. Classroom delivery includes the use of electronic whiteboard. Where appropriate. the Academy has so far graduated over 400 pilots and flight instructors from the UAE as well as Bahrain. Selection Process Whilst offering high standards of quality training courses. Horizon has set the benchmark for pilot training in the Middle East. 23 KM from downtown Al Ain which. advanced simulators are also available. The Academy is set amidst a sea of rolling red sand dunes. New Zealand. Over the last eight years Horizon has logged over 70. Horizon has also been chosen by Cessna to be an Authorized Service Centre and provides third party maintenance services. but not limited to. are amongst the most qualified in the region. skilled and quality flight instruction to prepare individuals for pilot licenses issued by the GCAA. the United Kingdom. Horizon guarantees individual attention during all the phases of training by maintaining an enviable instructor-to-student ratio of nearly 1:4. Horizon offers safe. In its eighth year of operations. or better. we offer safe. the manuals are supplemented by additional training material in the form of handouts and CBT. Qatar . while the aeroplane division is located at the fixed wing hangar. Spain. Saudi Arabia amongst others. the Horizon selection process is inclusive of. Australia. with its broad avenues. South Africa. PowerPoint projection and models. Covering an area of over 3. conforming to the learning objectives of JAR FCL. Licensed engineers and technicians maintain the fleet and ensure minimum downtime for aircraft. 06 07 . To reinforce the learning objectives. Graduate Requirements To graduate. Graduates from Horizon have moved on to pilot some of today’s most sophisticated aircraft. Weather conditions in Al Ain are perfect for learning to fly with few days lost due to bad conditions.ACADEMY Al Ain Set within the boundary of the Al Ain International Airport and using a purpose built flight training facility. CPL and Flight Instructor Rating Programs. and desert training conditions.000 square meters. The helicopter training program has the additional benefit of presenting many opportunities for limited power scenarios. Horizon boasts world class pilot training facilities. trial flying lessons and interviews to help in minimising attrition rates and subsequent costs to individuals and organisations. incident free flying hours Maintenance The Academy has an in-house maintenance facility for both helicopters and aeroplanes. The Academy’s flight training facilities are co-located within the Horizon campus area and the dispersal consists of nine helipads. m floor space Covering an area of over 3. Field Trips Informative field trips to organisations such as Air Traffic Control Centres. psychometric and personality tests. Al Ain is Abu Dhabi’s second city and home to some of the UAE’s major universities. mountain flying. Facilities With its strategic location at the Al Ain International Airport.000 incident-free flying hours. Pakistan and Jordan. In addition. France. QATAR Mina Jabal Ali Fujairah Course Delivery Ground training is delivered by classroom lectures and practical demonstration. A remote learning program will also be set up with all training material made available online in the near future.000 70. airlines operations and aviation maintenance organisations are part of the training. the Academy’s main block houses the administration offices as well as the helicopter division. a student needs to achieve a minimum of 75% in each subject.000 sq. SAUDI ARABIA 3. Simulator To supplement the helicopter flight training. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Humar An Nashash Training Horizon is the first flight academy in the Middle East to train students to a European Joint Aviation Authority (JAA) standard curriculum in helicopter and aeroplane training programs. a diverse team of multinational instructors originating from the UAE. Ras Al Khaimah Umm Al Quwain Ajman Sharjah Dubai Faculty The staff. Combining the knowledge and expertise of our instructors. This can be accessed from the Academy’s state of the art computer lab during or after classes.

Horizon provides students with books and study manuals which they are expected to study prior to sitting for their theoretical exams. A PPL allows a pilot to act as pilot-in-command or co-pilot of any aeroplane engaged in non-revenue flights.OUR COURSES Private Pilot Licence Aeroplane . Before license application a student must be at ICAO level 4 Structure of the Course The PPL course is a distance learning program. Credit for previous experience: In the case of a PPL (A) holder. The ATP License is “frozen” until the pilot reaches 1. The integrated program provides the uninterrupted training of all courses mandatory for ATPL (A). Human Performance. multi-engine aeroplanes in commercial air transportation. The theoretical knowledge syllabus of the ATPL (A) Integrated course covers the following subjects: Principles of Flight Communications Aircraft General Knowledge Air Law Human Performance Operational Procedures Navigation Radio Navigation Meteorology Flight Planning Aircraft Performance Mass and Balance Syllabus of the Course Theoretical Knowledge: 900 hours Flying Training: 205 hours (Minimum) Duration of the Course: 78 weeks (Minimum) Entry Requirements • • • • GCAA Class 2 Medical Certificate Minimum 17 years of age (18 years at the time of license issue) Sound background in Mathematics and a Science related subject Proficiency in English is expected Entry Requirements • Minimum 18 years of age • High School Grade 12 or equivalent and demonstrate a good understanding of Mathematics and Physics • Meet the UAE GCAA Class One medical standard • Proficiency in English is expected .ATPL (A) Aim of the Course The aim of the Frozen ATPL (A) integrated course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to operate as co-pilot on multi-pilot. Operational Procedures Paper 3: Navigation. 50% of the aircraft hours flown by the entrant prior to the course may be credited towards the required flight up to a credit of 40 hours flying experience or 45 hours if an aeroplane night flying qualification has been obtained. Flight Planning and Performance 09 . Syllabus of the Course KNOWLEDGE EXPERTISE EXPERIENCE 08 Theoretical Knowledge: Self study (285 hours) Flying Training: 45 hours (Minimum) Duration of the Course: 12 weeks (Minimum) Additional if required: Night qualification (5 hours flying training) Structure of the Course The ATPL course is a full time training program.PPL (A) Aim of the Course The PPL (A) course is offered to pilots who wish to fly for recreational purposes. It is an ab-initio course (no previous flying experience is required). of which up to 20 hours may be dual instruction. consisting of Computer Based Training and classroom training. Communications and Aircraft General Knowledge Paper 2: Air Law.500 hours of flying experience. The GCAA PPL (A) examination is divided into 3 papers on subjects comprising the theoretical knowledge: Paper 1: Principles of Flight.an ICAO Aviation English Level 3 (certificate from a UAE GCAA approved centre) before commencing the course. The aim of the ground school is to equip prospective pilots with aviation theory in order to retain and apply this knowledge in flying. Meteorology. Frozen Air Transport Pilot Licence Aeroplane .

Flight Planning .Navigation General . Communications and Aircraft General Knowledge Paper 2: Air Law. It is designed to take students from zero flying hours all the way to the issue of a GCAA CPL (H) license with no previous flying experience required. Syllabus of the Course Theoretical Knowledge: Self study (285 hours) Flying Training: 45 hours (Minimum) Duration of the Course: 12 weeks (Minimum) Additional if required: Night qualification (5 hours flying training) Structure of the Course The CPL course is a full time training program. consisting of computer based training and classroom training.Meteorology .Radio Navigation .Human Performance .Aircraft General Knowledge . of which up to 25 hours may be dual instruction. Meteorology. Operational Procedures Paper 3: Navigation. Horizon provides students with books and study manuals which they are expected to study prior to sitting for their theoretical exams. The theoretical knowledge syllabus of the CPL (H) Integrated course covers the following subjects: .Air Law .Principles of Flight .Private Pilot Licence Helicopter PPL (H) Aim of the Course The PPL (H) course is offered to pilots who wish to fly for recreational purposes.an ICAO Aviation English Level 3 before commencing the course • Before license application a student must be at ICAO level 4 Structure of the Course The PPL course is a distance learning program.Instruments . Flight Planning and Performance 10 11 . The aim of the ground school is to equip prospective pilots with aviation theory in order to retain and apply this knowledge in flying. The Horizon CPL (H) course is available for ab-initio trainee pilots. 50% of the aircraft hours flown by the entrant prior to the course may be credited towards the required flight up to a credit of 40 hours flying experience or 50 hours if a night flying qualification has been obtained. Credit for Previous Experience In the case of a PPL (H) holder.Mass and Balance Syllabus of the Course Theoretical Knowledge: 550 hours Flying Training: 137 hours (Minimum) Duration of the Course: 47 weeks (Minimum) Entry Requirements • • • • GCAA Class 2 Medical Certificate Minimum 17 years of age (18 years at the time of license issue) Sound background in Mathematics and a Science related subject Proficiency in English is expected Entry Requirements • Minimum 18 years of age • High School Grade 12 or equivalent and demonstrate a good understanding of Mathematics and Physics • Meet the UAE GCAA Class One medical standard • Proficiency in English is expected .Operational Procedures . Commercial Pilot Licence Helicopter CPL (H) Aim of the Course The aim of the course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to operate single-pilot single-engine or multi-engine helicopters of commercial air transportation and to obtain the CPL (H).Aircraft Performance . The GCAA PPL (H) examination is divided into 3 papers on subjects comprising the theoretical knowledge: Paper 1: Principles of Flight.Communications . A PPL allows a pilot to act as pilot-in-command or co-pilot of any helicopter engaged in non-revenue flights. Human Performance.

cross country etc.Human Performance .Navigation General .Communications .QMP/CPL (H) Aim of the Course The aim of the course is to train Qualified Military Pilots to obtain a GCAA CPL (H) license. night.Qualified Military Pilot Aeroplane – QMP/CPL (A) Aim of the Course The aim of the course is to train Qualified Military Pilots to obtain a GCAA CPL (A) license. The syllabus of the QMP/CPL (H) Course covers the following subjects: .Operational Procedures .Meteorology .Meteorology . instrument.Air Law .Communications .Navigation General .g.Human Performance .Aircraft Performance . of which the flying experience recorded during military/police flying training must fulfill the following.Flight Planning . 40 flying hours of instrument under instruction • 5 flying hours at night • A military/police pilot will only be eligible for an ATPL if he has more than 500 flight hours on multi-crew transport aircraft • A military pilot shall be required to meet the aeronautical experience requirements of the license for which they are applying.Principles of Flight .Instruments .Aircraft Performance .an ICAO Aviation English Level 3 (certificate from a UAE GCAA approved centre) before commencing the course before license application a student must be at ICAO level 4 • Possess a minimum of 500 total flying hours.Air Law . The syllabus of the QMP/CPL (A) Course covers the following subjects: .Flight Planning .Radio Navigation . The experience shall meet the specific hours required by category (e.Mass and Balance Structure of the Course The QMP/CPL (A) theoretical knowledge comprises 200 hours of classroom instruction. of which the flying experience recorded during military/police flying training must fulfill the following. • 100 flying hours must be pilot in command hours • 20 flying hours must be cross-country under instruction • 10 flying hours must be instrument under instruction or for Instrument rating.) Structure of the Course The QMP/CPL (H) theoretical knowledge comprises of 200 hours of classroom instruction. instrument. Syllabus of the Course Theoretical Knowledge: 200 hours Flying Training: 30 hours Duration of the Course: 13 weeks Syllabus of the Course Theoretical Knowledge: 200 hours Flying Training: 30 hours Duration of the Course: 13 weeks Entry Requirements • A QMP who has been on active or non-active flying within the past 12 months • GCAA Class 1 Medical Certificate • Have successfully completed a course in military/police ground and flying training and been awarded wings by the Armed Forces • Meet the GCAA Class One medical standard • Proficiency in English is expected . night.Principles of Flight .Mass and Balance 12 13 .) Entry Requirements • A QMP who has been on active or non-active flying within the past 12 months • GCAA Class 1 Medical Certificate • Have successfully completed a course in military/police ground and flying training and been awarded wings by the Armed Forces • Meet the GCAA Class One medical standard • Proficiency in English • Possess a minimum of 500 total flying hours.Instruments .Aircraft General Knowledge .Aircraft General Knowledge . The experience shall meet the specific hours required by category (e. Qualified Military Pilot Helicopter .g. 40 flying hours of instrument under instruction • 5 flying hours at night • A military/police pilot will only be eligible for an ATPL if he has more than 500 flight hours on multi-crew transport aircraft • A military pilot shall be required to meet the aeronautical experience requirements of the license for which they are applying.Radio Navigation .Operational Procedures . • 100 flying hours must be pilot in command hours • 20 flying hours must be cross country under instruction • 10 flying hours must be instrument under instruction or for Instrument rating. cross country etc.

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