With the decades old driving ban on women lifted, news has come in that aspiring female pilots will also be getting lessons right here in Saudi soon.
According to Arab News, an aviation academy in Dammam will start giving lessons to aspiring female pilots starting from September.
Called the Oxford Aviation Academy, the flight school is part of a $300 million project that comprises of a center for flight simulators and a school for aircraft maintenance.
It has already hundreds of applications from women for ab initio training.
The official website of the academy gives a brief on the program for pilots, it says that the “CPL program starts with a foundation year followed by premier ground school courses with high quality flying instruction delivered in accordance with the Saudi Aviation Authority requirements.”
The website also says that they have the capacity to train 400 cadet pilots annually in the Dammam branch.
You can apply for its aviation courses here.