Times of Oman

Glorious Wings and Flying Academy host open session


MUSCAT: Oman-based Glorious Wings in collaborat­ion with its flying partner Flying Academy, organised a three-day Open Session for students aspiring to become pilots at the Holiday Inn Muscat recently.

Around 100 students participat­ed, many of them coming from far off places. The three-day Open Session began at 9 am on the opening day with two sessions in morning and later in the evening which were attended by young aspiring students, says a press release.

Both the sessions were addressed by Captain Farhan Al Shaheibi, managing director, Hamdan Al Zakwani, manager operations of Glorious Wings along with the Czech Republic headquarte­red Flying Academy instructor Redhouane Ben-Ameur. Flight Training Consultant, Radek Lamac and Courtney Mudge, Customer Service and internal process management. Video clippings were also screened throughout the programme which provided the students with more details on the courses.

“The selected students will have to spend an estimated 12 to 18 months studying the provided course. It is divided into both theoretica­l and practical courses,” said Redhouane Ben-Ameur.

A pilot must be an all-rounder and need to build knowledge of law, medicine, engineerin­g thus they will spend around 8-9 months in classroom with latest technology and will be provided iPad for their 14 subjects to be completed during this tenure.

“Students will start in the Cessna 152 aircraft available in the beautiful city of Brno, which is the second largest city in Czech Republic and will be provided more than 200 hours of training during their stay in this beautiful location with all the amenities and modern facilities. With regard to accommodat­ion, visa and medical check-up all will be taken care by Glorious Wings, and the selected youngsters will work and study as a team,” said Captain Farhan.

Captain Farhan said his dream is to see Omani youngsters aiming high flying all over the world.

Glorious Wings headed by CEO Farid Al Shuhibi, has been parting training to students with all the latest knowledge in the field of aviation sector.

“For over three decades we have been preparing pilots at the highest standards of the industry to be ready for the airline environmen­t,” said Radek Lavak, adding, “Personal approach and care, step by step guidance, close monitoring of trainee’s performanc­e and individual approach is one of our main strengths.”

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