Hazzaa AL MANSOORI
UAE Army Officer, Pilot
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Born December 13, 1983 in AL Wathba.
Later the family moved to Liwa located in the western part of Abu Dhabi.
Married, father of four children.
Graduated from the Khalifa bin Zayed Air College and received a Bachelor’s degree in aviation technology and military aviation.
Passion for astronomy led Hazza AL Mansouri to the Armed Forces.
Later he became one of the most outstanding military pilots. The unsurpassed skill of AL Mansouri allowed him to become one of the main contenders for the position of a pilot of the F-16B60 fighter check flight (FCF).
AL Mansouri went to Arizona, USA, where he trained to fly this aircraft for two years and then he returned to the UAE to complete his training. Four years later Hazza became the youngest military pilot to fly an F-16 that was one of the main achievements in his professional career. He is also qualified for flight tests and the aircraft assessment.
AL Mansouri was one of the first Arab pilots and the UAE pilots who took part in the Dubai Air Show dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the UAE Armed Forces. In addition, he performed demonstration flights during the celebration of the UAE National Day in 2017, as well as on the 50th anniversary of the UAE Armed Forces in 2018.
SPACE FLIGHT TRAINING
Hazza AL Mansouri is one of the first selected to implement the United Arab Emirates astronaut training program. This program started in 2017 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid AL Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Mayor of Dubai, as well as His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed AL Nahyan, Crown Prince of Emirate of Abu-Dhabi and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The aim of the program is education and training of the UAE astronaut team and organization of their flights into space as part of various scientific missions.
AL Mansouri was selected from more than four thousand candidates after successful undergoing psychological and physical research both in the UAE and outside the state. Hazza has excellent physical training mainly due to the military experience gained in the UAE and other countries when training to be qualified as an F-16Â60 fighter pilot-instructor and a SOLO pilot performing demonstration flights on an F-16Â60 fighter. AL Mansouri has passed a number of different training courses including water landing exercises, GYRO LAP with overloads of up to 9g and RED Flag Exercise tactical training in Las Vegas, USA.
Within the framework of the implementation of the agreement on the UAE astronauts training concluded between the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) and the State Space Corporation Roscosmos in September 2018 AL Mansouri arrived in Russia at Yu.A. Gagarin CTC for preflight training.
SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE
Al Mansouri performed his first space flight at a period of September 25 to October 3, 2019 as a flight engineer of the Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft and a participant in the space flight under the VC-19 program, together with Oleg Skripochka and Jessica Meir.
The flight duration was 7 days 21 hours 2 minutes.
Based on materials of site www.roscosmos.ru.