Fundamental to GAA's future vision is the creation and education of the next generation of professional airline pilots and aircraft engineers. A recent forecast (June 2011) by aircraft manufacturer Boeing, states that the airline industry will require 459,600 new pilots and 650,000 new aircraft technicians over the next 20 years to cope with growth in the world’s airline fleet and retirees. In the Middle East alone, it is estimated that the requirement for new pilots is 23,000 over 20 years.

Our Ab-Initio programme for cadet pilots is unique in the MENA region and designed to attract only qualified and highly motivated inpidual who have the passion to enjoy a rewarding career in aviation.

We have already trained a number of Ab-Initio cadets in our Pilot programme in association with Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, Bahrain Development Bank (BDB) and Tamkeen (Bahrain’s state company for skill’s growth). The term Ab-Initio means “from the beginning”, while the programme itself is a structured programme under Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) regulations right though to frozen Airline Transport Pilot’s License (ATPL).

GAA manages this pioneering programme in Bahrain, built up as a comprehensive course that enables aspiring cadets to obtain an airline Transport Pilot’s License on successfully completing the course.

With its selected partners, the GAA Ab-Initio Programme offers the highest level of practical (orientation) from the  very first day, combining theoretical and practical flight phases. The programme was launched to qualify young cadets with no prior flying experience, who possess the unique qualities required to be a commercial pilot and who can handle the intensity of the 16 to 19 month course.

  • Any aviation qualifications and experience are a definite advantage 
  • Successfully pass our selection process

Who Can Apply

  • Aged between 17 and 28 years
  • Secondary School graduates
  • Preferably holding English IELTS level 5.5 or TOEFL score 500 or ICAO 4
  • Any aviation qualifications and experience are a definite advantage
  • Successfully pass our selection process

We_They is positioned to become the future of high quality professional aviation training in Bahrain and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. We offer a comprehensive range of structured training programmes and courses for all aviation personnel in the industry.

The perse range of training programmes in our portfolio are focused on providing our customers with quality, added value solutions no matter what type of operator you are. We provide: -

  • State of the art modern simulators and training devices for pilots, engineers and cabin crew. 
  • Experienced instructors across all our training courses. 
  • Strong customer focus.

We_They aims to provide the very best training by working closely with airlines, identifying key areas of development and providing students with invaluable hands-on experience.

We offer a holistic training experience, from scheduling and accommodation to transport and meals, covering the entire process from start to finish.

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