The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) officially opened the Aviation Medicine Training Center under the patronage of Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi (photo), Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs in the presence of Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Sa’eedi, Minister of Health.
Sayyid Badr, Commanders and senior invitees toured the departments and facilities of the Aviation Medicine Training Center during which they were briefed on the center’s departments, including the low pressure room, the rotation simulation laboratory, the night vision laboratory.
They were also briefed on the importance of this center in training air crews in the field of aviation medicine, and providing the relevant institutions for aviation with national cadres specialized in this field. They were also briefed on the contents of the building of facilities and capabilities that support and enhance air safety, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
The importance of this center represented the fact that it is the first training institution of its kind in the Sultanate that is concerned with training air crew in the field of aviation medicine, in addition to enhancing air safety by training crews on optimal preparedness to deal with multiple emergency situations that may be encountered during aviation.
The Aviation Medicine Training Center is considered one of the specialized centers with advanced capabilities in training air crews in the field of aviation medicine. The center is equipped with the latest equipment, in addition to high profile Omani cadres.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), the Commander of the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), the Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), the Commander of the Sultan’s Special Force, the Chairman of the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance, and senior officers of the SAF and security departments, RAFO commissioned and non-commissioned officers and personnel.