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FAQ

1. What is General Aviation?

Ans: General Aviation (GA) is one of two categories of civil aviation.  It refers to all flights other than military and scheduled airline flights, both private and commercial. 
 

2. What activities can I do in General Aviation?

Ans: General Aviation covers a huge range of activities, both commercial and non-commercial, including private flying, flight training, air ambulance, police aircraft, aerial firefighting, air charter, bush flying, gliding and many others. Experimental aircraft, light-sport aircraft and very light jets have emerged in recent years in general aviation.
 

3. How can I be a SAC member?

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4. What is the fee for the membership?

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5. What are the benefits to be a SAC member?

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6. Who is the aviation authority in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?

Ans: Aviation regulations are governed by three main authoritative agencies:  the American Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).  The rest of the world aviation authorities are either based on one of three mentioned or a derivative from one of them.  The kingdom of Saudi Arabia aviation authority, General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) General Authority of Civil Aviation regulations (GACAR) is based on the American Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs).
 

7. Where is Saudi Aviation Club’s airport is located?

Ans: SAC’s airport is located in Thumamah, approximately 60 km North of Riyadh.
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8. Is there any age restriction to be a SAC’s member?

Ans: If your age is 18 or above you can apply for the membership. 
 

9. Is female allowed to get the SAC’s membership?

Ans: Yes female can get SAC’s membership.
 

10. Can non-Saudis apply for the SAC’s membership?

Ans: Yes, if you hold Saudi Residence Permit (Iqama) you can apply for the membership.
 

11. What type of fuel available in Thumamah Airport?

Ans: SAC provide three types of fuel in Thumamah Airport.  Jet-A1, AVGAS and Auto gas 95 Octane.
 

12. What is sport aviation?

Ans: Sport aviation is personal flying for pleasure rather than for military, commercial, or business purpose.  Pilot is restricted to aircraft quality for Light Sport Aircraft (LSA).
 

13. What type of aircrafts does sports pilots fly?

Ans: Sports pilots fly gliders, weight-shift (Delta), gyro plane, and fixed- wings LSA. 
 

14. What is Gliding?

Ans: Gliding is the recreational activity and competitive sport in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders using rising air to gain altitude or speed.
 

15. What is Hang Gliding?

Ans: Hang Gliding is an air sport in which a pilot flies a light and un-motorized foot launchable aircraft called a hang glider.  Most modern hang gliders are made of an aluminum alloy or composite framed fabric wing.
 

16. What is Paramotor flying?

Ans: Paramotor flying is a form of ultralight Aviation where the pilot wears a motor on his or her back which provides enough thrust to take off using a paraglider wing.  It can be launched in still air, and on level ground by the pilot, no assistance required.
 

17. Can I get a customs clearance letter from SAC?

Ans: Only SAC’s members can request for the customs clearance letter from the SAC’s head office. (Terms and conditions apply)
 

18. Do you have any International affiliations?

Ans: Yes, SAC is the member of Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) and International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (IAOPA).