Training Division (PTD) trains for flying licences and also offers post-graduate courses for those in the aviation industry. PTD has its own building in the College plus a facility on the airport where the College aircraft and flight operations are located.
- PTD has ten PA28-181 Archer single-engine aircraft,
three PA34 Seneca twin-engine aircraft and a Diamond DA42.
- There are 14 ground school instructors and 18 flight instructors,
together with various support staff.
- The College regularly runs training courses for Qatar
Airways and other national carriers.
- The College believes that it has constructed the ideal
programme for Arabic students to prepare airline cadets
for a lifelong career.
- Other courses help develop students to assume the responsibilities
of a Captain and in the fullness of time they would be capable
of fulfilling training and management roles.
- The Head of Training is Captain Mark Davies. He can be
contacted on Doha (+974) 4432 9101.
The Chief Flying Instructor is Captain Ghodrat Hassanpour (+974 4432 9102)
The Chief Ground Instructor is Capt. Richard Hatzel(+974 4436 0578).
Any queries regarding flying should be addressed to Captain
Hassanpour, and regarding ground school or the PTD post-graduate
training programmes to Capt. Richard Hatzel.
Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, like almost all other countries, issues only 3 types of flying licences.
- The easiest license to obtain is the Private Pilot’s
Licence (PPL) which requires a minimum of 45 hours’ flying
with 100 hours of Ground School and the passing of some
relatively simple ground examinations.
- The next licence up is the Commercial Pilot’s Licence
(CPL) which is mainly of interest to those who wish to fly
for sky diving schools, flying schools, banner towing etc.
PTD does not undertake teaching for the CPL alone.
- The highest flying licence is the Air Transport Pilot’s
Licence (ATPL). To hold an ATPL a pilot must pass some comprehensive
ground examinations, have a minimum of 1500 hours flying
and pass two major flight tests. This is the licence held
by most airline pilots