About Our Facility
SAFA was established in 2012 to fuel the growth of aviation in the Kingdom by providing a world-class center of excellence for pilot training with the goal of becoming the flight academy of choice in the Kingdom and in the Middle East. It is distinguishing itself as a leader in providing and developing professional pilots that will possess the skills, confidence, and discipline required to support one of the fastest growing regions in the world.
The academy is located in the King Khaled National Park and boasts a purpose built campus which lies on approximately 50,000 square meters, and is situated on a 4,000 meter long runway which once served as the late King Khaled’s winter palace.
SAFA utilizes a hybrid mix of advanced training aircraft and flight simulation training devices that provide the most cost effective, high quality training available today. Additionally, SAFA is a licensed provider of the APS on-airplane upset prevention and recovery training program, which is the only civilian UPRT program available in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.