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“Top-notch, professional all the way from the initial enquiry, understanding my international flying background and where I wanted to go with getting into the airlines in Australia. Great instructors, a focussed and well-constructed course. The full-motion sim adds to the very high standards of training experienced.”

Owliver AquinoGraduate ATPL Flight Test and Preparation - June 2020

“Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
October 21 2020
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Did you know our Queensland pilots train in a world-class flight simulator at Flight Options - Advanced Training & Simulation on the Sunshine Coast?

Even though all RFDS pilots boast incredible skill and experience, they are required to complete a range of proficiencies and ground school subjects before commencing work with the Flying Doctor. This is largely due to the difference between piloting a commercial airline and an RFDS aircraft.

The RFDS (Queensland Section) has had eight new pilots join the service this year, five of whom were displaced from commercial airlines during the pandemic.

Check out this video to see one of our new pilots, Mick, in the simulator!”

Royal Flying Doctor Service - Queensland Section (RFDS Qld)Royal Flying Doctor Service QLD

“The partnership with Flight Options for pilot training is an important part of the vital services provided by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) to the people and communities we serve.

The King B200 / 350 simulator is a multi-million dollar investment in the latest full motion LEVEL D sim-technology. It allows us to work closely with our pilots to maintain the highest levels of training standards and safety.

The Flight Options facility is world-class and located right here in Queensland at Sunshine Coast Airport. It provides the RFDS with a local training solution rather than the complexities, logistics, costs and time lost in sending pilots to the USA. And with the health and international travel challenges presented in 2020 with COVID-19, the partnership formed with Flight Options in 2017 for locally based pilot training has proven to be a very sound decision.”

Shane LawreyGM Aviation Operations Royal Flying Doctor Service - Queensland Section (RFDS Qld)