Management and Instructors

Jafnan AlDossary

Jafnan AlDossary

Director General

Captain Jafnan Aldossary is the Director General who joined TAYARAN academy as part of the project team, He has over 20 years of experience in the aviation business and aviation management. Captain. Jafnan held several positions in fleet and training management in SAUDI ARAMCO. Capt. Jafnan holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

He is also well experienced on the following airplanes

- G650 G650  
- G550 
- G450 
- B737NG 
- HAWKER900xp, citation ii 550 and dash-8-200  
Managing the Financial actions of the academy to ensure the academy’s financial reports are accurate and completed in a timely manner as well as tracking the financial planning and analyzation of the academy’s financial strength and weaknesses to propose the needed corrective actions.

Handled various accounting and finance positions 

within Saudi Aramco which included accounting, financial accounting, planning and accountabilities.  
He has a bachelor’s in accounting and a Master’s in business administration.

Abdullah Alyamani

Abdullah Alyamani

Chief Financial Officer

Capt. Sanford L Fogg IV

Capt. Sanford L Fogg IV

Director Of Safety

Sanford is the GACA approved Safety Management Representative for TAYARAN. He is directly responsible for the performance of TAYARAN’s safety management system (SMS) and emergency response plan (ERP). Sanford holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota where he served as a lecturer in the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. At UND, Sanford taught helicopter ground schools, aviation safety, human factors, and aerospace physiology. He also served as an instructor in the university’s altitude chamber, spatial disorientation simulator, emergency vision assurance (EVAS) simulator, night vision goggle (NVG) lab, and as a helicopter flight instructor.

Sanford currently holds the following aviation certificates including

    -Commercial Pilot Single/Multi Engine Land & Rotorcraft Helicopter
    -Instrument Airplane & Helicopter
    -CFI Rotorcraft Helicopter
    -GACA Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI)
    -GACA Instrument Ground Instructor (IGI)

He has experience in the following aircraft

    -Cessna 172R,172S & 172RG
    -Piper Seminole (PA44)
    -Schweizer H269C Helicopter
    -Robinson R44 Helicopter
Capt. Ahmed

Capt. Ahmed


Captain Ahmad AlShamma is a highly experienced Flight Instructor, He coordinated and managed Flight operations.

He has multiple flight certifications, such as

    -(C-172 S-SP-M)  

Capt. Michael Jansen

Capt. Michael Jansen

Pilot Program Director

Michael Jansen oversees all aspects of the pilot training program at TAYARAN. He has extensive experience in multiple operations, training, and management positions worldwide including China, Afghanistan, Antarctica, the Caribbean, and United States. Mike holds a B.B.A. in Aviation Management, from the University of North Dakota.

He was granted multiple aviation certificates as well such as







-B-212 -K-1200 -A-119 -AS-350 -EC-135

He was granted multiple aviation certificates as well such as

-ATP Helicopter
-Commercial Airplane
-Instrument; CFI
-CFII Airplane