Frequently Asked Questions

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TAYARAN has an agreement with King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) to provide affordable accommodation for the trainees in KAEC. The cost is NOT included in the tuition fees. Currently, TAYARAN does not provide accommodation in Riyadh.

The cost of TAYARAN programs (which covers all training materials and uniforms):

1.     Foundation Year: USD17,600
(25% discount for qualified self-paid students)

2.     Aircraft Maintenance Technician Program: USD65,000
(10% discount for qualified self-paid students)

3.     Airplane (Fixed-Wing) Pilot (PPL and CPL): USD130,000
(25% discount for qualified self-paid students)

4.     Airplane (Fixed-Wing) Pilot (PPL): USD25,000

5.     Airplane (Fixed-Wing) Pilot (CPL): USD72,500

6.     Helicopter (Rotary-Wing) Pilot: USD170,000
(5% discount for qualified self-paid students)

7.     Other programs: depends on the structure of each program

TAYARAN has two payment methods:

1.     Full sponsorship/scholarship: The trainee is fully sponsored by a company or a government entity. The application and acceptance is done by the sponsoring companies and TAYARAN is not involved in this process.

2.     Self-paid: The trainee pays all program expenses including tuition fees, accommodation, etc. The qualified trainee can benefit from an interest-free loan provided by TAYARAN approved bank or can pay monthly instalments directly to TAYARAN.

TAYARAN program durations are:

1.     Foundation Year: 9 months

2.     Aircraft Maintenance Technician Program: 18 months

3.     Pilot Program: 16-18 months

4.     Other programs: depends on the structure of each program

As mentioned in the Admission page, to start the Technical programs, the applicant needs to provide a proof of obtaining a 5.0 score in IELTS exam, which is equivalent to scoring 83 in STEP exam provided by Qiyas. Scoring lower grades in these tests will require the applicant to attend TAYARAN’s Foundation Program to improve his/her English to the level required to succeed in the Technical program.

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age.

The flight training hours (including simulator) required for graduation, are as follows:

·         Private Pilot- Airplane and Helicopter, minimum is 35 hours

·         Commercial Pilot / Instrument – Airplane (w multi-engine), minimum is 155 hours

·         Commercial Pilot / Instrument – Helicopter, minimum is 150 hours

At the successful completion of the program, the student will receive a PPL or CPL/instrument rating approved by the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). License conversion will be subject to the pilot certification/licensing requirements of the country the pilot intends to work in.

AMT applicants receive final acceptance after passing the personal interview.
Pilot applicants that successfully pass the personal interview are scheduled for a medical examination and must pass the pilot screening tests.

Sponsored trainees will join their sponsoring company, airline, or government entity at the end of the training program. Self-paid trainees will have to apply for jobs themselves. TAYARAN will support market and promote its self-paid graduates and has a team dedicated to this 

We currently accept students from all nationalities as long as they have residency in Saudi Arabia with valid Iqama.

The medical examination is required to confirm the general health of the applicant, and their physical ability to become a pilot. The medical examination must be performed by a GACA authorized Aviation Medical Examiner.

After completing the program successfully, you will receive a Record of Results, which covers the theoretical and practical subjects. The GACA A&P certificate will require passing the written and practical exams set by GACA inspectors.

For airplane pilot programs:
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a pilot certificate, issued by GACA, for:

·         Private Pilot Certificate-Airplane

·         Commercial Pilot Certificate-Airplane

·         Instrument Rating-Airplane

·         Multi-Engine Rating

For helicopter pilot programs:
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a pilot certificate, issued by GACA, for:

·         Private Pilot Certificate-Helicopter

·         Commercial Pilot Certificate-Helicopter

·         Instrument Rating-Helicopter

TAYARAN training schedule starts at 8:00am and ends at 4:00pm, Sunday through Thursday. We don’t yet have a night shift.

This is subject to review.

The final interview is to determine applicant suitability. The applicant will be evaluated on professionalism, appearance, spoken English, and other areas.

Upon successful completion of the enrolled program, the graduate will receive a certificate confirming graduation from the course of instruction. In addition, students in the pilot program will receive GACA-issued pilot certificates, as appropriate.

Application fee is $120 and not refundable as they are paid to cover application screening and administrative process.

TAYARAN has two training locations. One is at King Abdullah Economic City (Rabigh) which offers Foundation Year and Aviation Maintenance Technician programs. The second is at Thumamah Airport (Riyadh) which offers Pilot Training program only.

Trainees who score 5.0 in IELTS or 83 in STEP are exempted from the Foundation Year. Trainees without mentioned scores shall take TAYARAN’s placement test to ensure foundation year entry level is met.

Currently, we don’t offer online programs.

No. High school/secondary school certificate is the minimum requirement.

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