Welcome to Horizon International Flight Academy

Based at Al Ain International Airport and purpose-built for flight training, Horizon International Flight Academy has set the benchmark for pilot training in the Middle East. All year round sunny skies and weather conditions in Al Ain offer fewer days lost due to poor weather and the terrain has the additional benefit of presenting many opportunities for limited power scenarios, mountain flying, and desert training conditions We deliver unequaled flight training, offering Helicopter Pilot Courses. Our staff and students remain focused on achieving the best results possible and therefore gain the best possible advantages for employment as a pilot.

About Us

The Middle East's Premier Flight Training Organization Horizon is a world-class flight training organization providing innovative, tailor-made training solutions to commercial and military customers across South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. With a 5,000 square meter facility at the Al Ain International Airport, Horizon's flight training program employs state-of-the-art equipment and utilizes the best resources for pilot training purposes. Approved by the UAE GCAA and EASA Exemplifying high standards of operation and safety requirements, Horizon training programs follow the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), formerly joint Aviation Authority (JAA) syllabus. The training courses for both fixed wing and rotary wing carry the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) approval, and in addition fixed wing training courses are approved by EASA. Horizon provides training courses to individuals and institutions across the entire breadth of flight crew licensing, from Private Pilot License to Airline Transport Pilot License and Flight Instructor Ratings. It is the academy of choice for Etihad Airways' commercial pilot training program, and also provides training in the defense and police sectors. The academy has accumulated over 70,000 flying hours with more than 500 pilot and instructor graduates. An Expanding Footprint With exponential growth predicted for the aviation industry, Horizon continues to expand its training expertise and client portfolio. With the aim to be the leading flight training organization in South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, Horizon is moving into the South Asian market, providing its training expertise to a wider customer base. Horizon has finalized a joint venture agreement with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), to establish an advanced flight training facility in Abu Dhabi dedicated to serving global commercial and defense customers. The expansion into full motion simulator training furthers Horizon’s mission to be on the cutting edge of flight training technology and innovative learning while offering flexible, cost-effective, tailor-made solutions to its customers maintaining the highest standards of safety, quality, and efficiency. About Mubadala Development Company The Mubadala Development Company’s mission is to harness expertise and resources to generate sustainable financial returns, build businesses, develop clusters of expertise, and create new industries. The company aims to be a catalyst in facilitating Abu Dhabi’s ambitious 2030 plan to transform the local economy. Mubadala Aerospace, a Mubadala Development Company business unit is helping to establish Abu Dhabi as a global aerospace hub, a cornerstone of the Emirate’s economic diversification strategy, through long-term, capital-intensive investments. Mubadala Aerospace intelligently invests in a network of international businesses that deliver world-class performance, innovative products, and value-added services to its customers, forging mutually-beneficial partnerships, and capitalizing on market opportunities. Focusing on a range of sectors such as MRO, OEM, Aerostructures, and Flight Training, its portfolio of companies include: ADAT, Sanad, Strata, SR Technics, Horizon, AMMROC, and Piaggio Aero. Each of these companies has proven expertise in their field and performs with a mutual endeavor to be best-in-class. Housing many of these world-class facilities is the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park located in Abu Dhabi’s city of Al Ain. This park is being jointly created by Mubadala Aerospace and Abu Dhabi Airport Company (ADAC). By investing in local talent, Mubadala Aerospace is developing tomorrow’s leaders creating an environment in which they can achieve their potential. Mubadala Aerospace offers world-class scholarships and internships with high profile companies providing UAE Nationals with access to the best international programs. Mubadala Aerospace is also investing in research and development, creating knowledge capital, and fostering a homegrown base of information that can be used to advance the global aerospace industry and maintain a competitive edge. Mubadala Aerospace is providing leading-edge solutions ready for use within the local, regional, and global aerospace market.

Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Vision To be the leading flight training organization in the Middle East, supporting the growth of the regional aviation industry and delivering sustainable financial returns for our stakeholders. Mission By delivering innovative, world-class training solutions and continually expanding and customizing our offer, we provide an exceptional training experience for pilots and cost-effective, added value solutions for customers. Discipline We are rigorous, systematic, and thorough assuring the highest standards of safety, quality, and efficiency in everything we do. World-class Standards We are committed to setting a new quality benchmark for the region. We seek innovative solutions in order to continually improve our service. Team Work We understand the strength of a team. We work together, sharing responsibilities and success to achieve our common goal. Customer-Focused We are determined to add value to our customers. We create tailor-made programs and ‘bespoke’ solutions that meet their individual needs. Driven We are driven to succeed, delivering on our mandate and equipping our stakeholders with the resources they need to grow.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Courses

Horizon International Flight Academy

The aim of the course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to issue a CPL (H). The CPL is the required license should you wish to fly helicopters as a ... [+]

Aim of the Course

The aim of the course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to issue a CPL (H). The CPL is the required license should you wish to fly helicopters as a career. The Horizon CPL (H) course is available for ab-initio trainee pilots. 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 : 450 hours Flying Training : 137 hours (Minimum) Duration of the Course : 53 weeks (Minimum) Structure of the Course

The CPL course is a full time training program, consisting of computer based training and classroom training. 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 theoretical knowledge syllabus of the CPL (H) Integrated course covers the following subjects:... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
September 2019
Full-time
53 weeks
Campus
Horizon International Flight Academy

The aim of the Flight Instructor Course is to provide the candidate with the ability to instruct a student to the level required for the issue of a license. ... [+]

Aim of the Course

The aim of the Flight Instructor Course is to provide the candidate with the ability to instruct a student to the level required for the issue of a license.

Syllabus of the Course Theoretical Knowledge : 125 hours Flying Training : 31.5 hours Duration of the Course : 14 weeks Structure of the Course

The FI (H) course is a full time training program, the student instructors practice the planning of Class room lesson periods and develop their ability to give short and long briefings. During this phase the student instructor will be taught to demonstrate and to evaluate all of the exercises from the right hand seat.

Entry Requirements A valid UAE GCAA C... [-]
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
September 2019
Full-time
14 weeks
Campus
Horizon International Flight Academy

The aim of the Instrument Rating training course is to train a candidate to the level of proficiency required for the issue of an instrument rating. ... [+]

Aim of the Course

The aim of the Instrument Rating training course is to train a candidate to the level of proficiency required for the issue of an instrument rating. An Instrument Rating is required for a pilot to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR).

Syllabus of the Course Theoretical Knowledge : 210 hours Flying Training : 50 hours Duration of the Course : 17 weeks Structure of the Course

The IR (H) course is a full time training program, the syllabus covers the following subjects:

Air Law Navigation Radio Navigation Communications Human Performance Aircraft General Knowledge AGK Instruments Meteorology Flight Planning Operational Procedures Entry Requirements A valid U... [-]
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
September 2019
Full-time
17 weeks
Campus
Horizon International Flight Academy

The aim of the course is to train Qualified Military Pilots to obtain a GCAA CPL (H) license. ... [+]

Aim of the Course

The aim of the course is to train Qualified Military Pilots to obtain a GCAA CPL (H) license.

Syllabus of the Course Theoretical Knowledge : 300 hours "Optional" Flying Training : 15 hours Duration of the Course : 21 weeks Structure of the Course

The syllabus of the QMP (H) Course covers the following subjects:

Air Law Aircraft General Knowledge incl. Instrumentation Mass & Balance Aircraft Performance Flight Planning Human Performance Meteorology Navigation Radio Navigation Operational Procedures Principles of Flight Communications Entry Requirements Meet the GCAA Class One medical standard Profici... [-]
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
September 2019
Full-time
21 weeks
Campus

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