Saudi, Bahraini navies conclude joint drill

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The two navies ended the drill on Friday. (SPA)
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The two navies ended the drill on Friday. (SPA)
Updated 27 October 2018
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Saudi, Bahraini navies conclude joint drill

  • The Bridge 19 drill included diverse scenarios aimed at improving fighting capacity and professional performance of various maritime operations

JEDDAH: The Saudi and Bahraini navies on Friday concluded a joint maritime drill off Bahrain’s territorial waters.
The Bridge 19 drill included diverse scenarios aimed at improving fighting capacity and professional performance of various maritime operations.
The military tactics executed included breaking into buildings, deploying landing ropes from a tower, breaking into vessels and searching them, and rapid drop-offs from helicopters onto ships. The drill included the use of live ammunition.
It was carried out in a real combat environment, and all procedures and operations were enforced in record time and high standards, said the commanding officer of the drill, Khalid Shabib Al-Dawsari. 


Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani. (GACA)
Updated 25 June 2019
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Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

  • Yasmeen Al-Maimani has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), represented by the management of Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines, celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani, 29, on Sunday.
Al-Maimani made her first official flight between Hail International Airport and Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Qassim, becoming the first Saudi woman to fly a commercial aircraft as a co-pilot with Nesma Airlines.
She received the opportunity after the airline advertised vacant positions for co-pilots on its New Pilots Program — 11 were accepted, including Al-Maimani, who has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US.
Following their acceptance into the program, the pilots underwent a four-stage training regimen at Prince Sultan Aviation Academy in Jeddah, including practice on multi-engine planes with multiple crews.
Ground training using an ATR 72-600 aircraft at Nesma Airlines’ training center in Hail followed, before progressing to simulators in Jakarta and Madrid.