King Faisal Air Academy Celebrates 50th Anniversary

24.01.2017 KSA
King Faisal Air Academy Celebrates 50th Anniversary

King Faisal Air Academy Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense extended thanks and appreciation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for accepting to sponsor King Faisal Air Academy (KFAA) ceremony.

The academy is to mark the 50th anniversary of inception on Wednesday, which will also witness the graduation ceremony of the 91th batch from the academy, in addition to commissioning of new aircraft F-15-SA which recently joined the service fleet of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).

Prince Mohammed said qualifying and training pilots and co-pilots, as well as enhancing the Armed Forces’ capabilities to make them combat ready, will enable the Armed Force to perform more efficiently.

The Deputy Crown Prince confirmed that the Kingdom will continue to boost its military and defense capabilities through upgrading the Armed Forces, notably the RSAF, by making it possible for it to be in possession of the most modern planes in the world.

He added that the induction of the new fighter jet coincides with the 50th anniversary of KFAA, which prepared many pilots who have proved their competence at world level.

The King Faisal Air Academy is a military flight school in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Programs include fighter pilot, weapon director, air traffic controller, and information technology training. Training lasts for twenty-seven months.

Because most of the Royal Saudi Air Force’s equipment is made by the United Kingdom and the United States instruction is in English, and much of the faculty are British.

Unlike other officer training schools, graduates of KFAA are trained as both pilots and officers simultaneously and are fully qualified for both flight and command duties upon graduation. Some graduates go on to further training with the United States Air Force at Columbus Air Force Base.

 

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