Qatar General Aviation Club
Welcome to the Qatar Aviation Club group. This group has no formal affiliation with existing aviation companies in Qatar.
This group will hopefully develop into a place where like minded people with an interest in General Aviation can network and find contacts to follow their interests.
Some members may be seeking information on how to start private flying in Qatar. While others may be interested in ultralights or parachuting.
I've recently applied for a job as a cashier for qatar airways. could anyone tell me how long it would take before i got an answer? how difficult is to get this kind of job? what would the interview be like, and where? would i have to come to qatar? anyways...i'm interested in all the details i could get. thank you.
am aplicat de curand pentru un post de casiera la qatar airways. poate cineva sa-mi dea detalii legate de timpul de asteptare pana la primirea unui raspuns? functioneaza ca si la emirates? daca in 3 saptamani nu esti contactat poti sa-ti iei gandul? apoi ma intereseaza si detaliile legate de un potential interviu? unde are loc? posturile de genul acesta se obtin mai greu decat cele de cabin crew? orice detaliu conteaza multumesc.
This brief article sheds some light over the Eurofighter Typhoon, a twin-engine multi-role canard-delta strike fighter, designed and built by a consortium of European aerospace manufacturers, Eurofighter GmbH.
dear fellow aviation enthusiasts,
i have been using facebook lately to catch up with friends flying ultralights and gyrocopters in al khor.
I think that it is much easier t communicate on facebook. Please feel free to send me a friend invitation......
PS looks like 2011 airshow at al khor will be 27 and 28th of January 2011...... more info to follow
The GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm, Gatling cannon (7 barrel) fitted on the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II close-support combat aircraft. Initially built by General Electric, the gun is currently being manufactured and supported by General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products since 1997. It entered service in 1977, along with the A-10.
The Mikoyan Guryevich MiG-35 (NATO code named Fulcrum F) is a 4++ generation, air superiority, front-line fighter, which is basically the enhanced version of the MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2. In this brief article, I will point out some power points of this advanced Fulcrum.
Virgin Galactic’s VSS Enterprise Makes First ‘Captive Carry’ Flight
March 22, 2010 — Virgin Galactic announced Monday that its commercial manned spaceship, VSS Enterprise (SpaceShipTwo), successfully completed its first “captive carry” test flight on March 22, taking off at 7:05 a.m. (PDT) from Mojave Air and Spaceport,...
The all-new Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA jet fighter prototype finally made its first trip, a good 47 minutes test flight into Mother Russia's cold January winter, 2010.
The new Sukhoi is Russia’s first real step in the stealth domain. Actually, it's a leap in Russian stealth technology due to heavily capitalizing on the American F-22 Raptor, which is obvious in the aircraft's aerodynamics and design. However, the T-50’s design was also influenced by the SU-47 Berkut’s inverted-wings, in addition to technology from the MiG Project 1.44.
India is Russia’s partner in developing this fifth-generation Suhkoi-based fighter. The T-50 is expected to enter service around 2013, while there are other expectations that this date might be pushed to 2015.
I wanted to share this YouTube video clip and some information about the advanced Russian fighter Sukhoi SU-35 (NATO code-named Terminator).
In this video, the aircraft demonstrates literally unbelievable maneuvers that were simply impossible before this aircraft came into operation.
Ok, I want you to concentrate on the following clips of the video:
- Minutes 1:50 till 1:58 = the aircraft literally makes a 360 degrees somersault!
- Minutes 2:04 till 2:20 = (this one knocked me off my chair!) the aircraft actually "tumbles backwards" ... wow! (and note how it recovers from the maneuver gracefully).
- Minutes 2:49 till 3:02 = it drops into a deliberate flat spin.
A brief background:
Al Khor sky buzzes with excitement
Web posted at: 3/15/2010 6:3:33
Source ::: The Peninsula
The flying excitement was palpable at the Open Fly-in Day at Al Khor Airfield on Saturday as visitors walked from one plane to another through the lineup of more than a dozen of local and visiting privately owned aircraft.
The owners were just too eager to let visitors, especially children to hop onboard their planes and have their pictures taken. However, not only pilots on board their own planes were taking part in the event. Visitors were also given plenty of opportunities to fill the thrills and take flights in dedicated aircraft around the Al Khor area.
On their wings...
Web posted at: 3/14/2010 6:21:47
Source ::: The PENINSULA
By Nasser Al Harthy
DOHA: The good lineup of light aircraft — all privately owned — on static display at Al Khor Airfield for the Open Fly-in Day yesterday created quite a unique visual spectacle.
The more than a dozen local and visiting aircraft — of all shapes, sizes and varieties not to mention para-gliders hovering in the sky — made Al Khor Airfield really busy and was a great event considering its small size.
Not surprisingly officials are seriously considering to make the one-day air show an annual event which is now in its third edition.
The publicity for this event has been almost non existent as far as the expat community is concerned.
All members of the General Public are invited to the second day of the event on Saturday 13th of march. My concern is that most people are unaware that an air show is taking place in Al Khor this weekend.
Has there been any publicity in the local arabic press for this event?
Under the patronage of HE. Mr / Abdul Aziz Mohamed Al Noaimi, Chairman of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority,
The Third fly- in day 2010 organizing committee intends to launch the fly- in day of 2010 which will take place events at Alkhour Airport on Saturday, March 13, 2010.
The fly- in day will begin from 9 AM and continue till 4.30 PM as it will include viewing the variety of participating light Aircraft, sitting inside the cabin and taking photos, getting beneficial knowledge about flying, gaining general information on the aviation fields of study, sightseeing flight in the airport vicinity.
Third open fly in day at Al Khor Airfield. Opens on 13th of March 2010 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Located at 50km North of Doha on the East side of the Al Khor Coast Road...
3rd Fly-in Day Activates Program:
10:00am – 11:00am … Commencement of First Fly Tour & Local Air Show
11:10am – 11:30am … Remote Flying
11:40am – 12:15pm … Air Show & Microlights Flying Show, Parachute Jump
12:20pm – 13:00pm … Break for Entertainment
13:00pm – 13:45pm … Second Fly Tour
14:00pm – 15:00pm … Third Fly Tour and other additional activities
For further information call on tel. +974 472 3490 from 7:00am to 4:00pm..
Confirmed that the AL KHOR FLY IN will be open to the General Public on Saturday 13th March 2010.
I thought it might be useful if all the members of the group were to write a few lines just briefly describing their background (if any) in aviation.
Any new members will then have an idea of who might be best able to help them with any specific queries rather than just put up a general question in a forum. It might also serve as a nice "ice breaker"?!
It's only a suggestion and please don't feel under any pressure to put anything on here if you don't want to, but to get the ball rolling as it were.......
My own experience base is:
Airline Transport Pilot Licence holder,
Civilian and military flight instructor,
Crew Resource Management Instructor,
Single pilot and multi crew commercial flying experience.
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