Part of GAA’s future vision is the creation and education of the next generation of aviation professionals including airline pilots and aircraft engineers.

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

Previously having trained a number of Ab-Initio cadets GAA is currently managing this pioneering programme in coordination with CESDA, University College for Pilot Training, in Spain. The comprehensive course enables the cadets to obtain an airline Transport Pilot’s License upon successful completion.

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 18 month course.

Who can apply?

  • Aged between 17 and 29 years
  • Secondary School graduates
  • Preferably holding English IELTS level 5.5 or above
  • Any aviation qualifications and experience are a definite advantage
  • Successfully pass the selection process

Where and how to apply:

If you are interested in joining the GAA Ab-Initio Pilot Training Programme or need further details, simply email us stating your interest and your background at the address shown below. You are also welcome to visit us at the following address, and we would be very pleased to take you through the application process.

GAA Headquarters
(Opposite Bahrain International Airport)
Muharraq, Bahrain

Download the Ab-Initio Pilot Training Programme application form from the link below:

Ab-Initio Pilot Application Form