His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, patronized in Riyadh on Sunday the graduation ceremony of the 97th batch of King Faisal Air Academy, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
HRH the Crown Prince was accompanied by Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet; Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior; Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Minister of National Guard; and Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense.
On 02 May 2019, the Saudi Crown Prince attended the graduation ceremony of the 96th batch of students of the King Faisal Air Academy (photo).
The King Faisal Air Academy (KFAA) is a military flight school based in the Saudi capital Riyadh. 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 is 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 located in located Columbus, Mississippi.