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Aircraft Overview

The Beechcraft King Air series has its roots in the 1951 Twin Bonanza. That aircraft model was enlarged and re-engined to become the Model 65 Queen Air. The Queen Air design changed to incorporate a swept tail and pressurization. With the addition of Pratt & Whitney turboprop engines, the Queen Air became the Model 90 King Air. The King Air 90 led to the stretched King Air 100, which in turn had a T-Tail added to become the King Air 200. Increased gross weights and more powerful engines made the King Air 200 into a King Air 300. A stretch to the fuselage added more room and the 300 became the King Air 350 with 350ER released in 2007 and 350i in 2009.

The Beechcraft 350 model variants are utilised worldwide by government, military, air ambulance, charter, RPT and special mission operations such as aerial survey, flight inspection and surveillance.

The 350i model has a range of 1,530 nm (2,833 km), speed of 310 kts (574 km/hr), a maximum operating altitude of 35,000 ft, MTOW 15,000 lbs (6,803 kg), Collins Pro Line 21 avionics and is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-60A turboprop engines

Initial Type Rating

The King Air BE350 Initial Type Rating provides the training necessary for a Single Pilot or Multi-crew Pilot to operate the King Air BE350 (350i model) equipped with Collins Pro Line 21 avionics. In addition to receiving their type rating, completion of this course will satisfy the requirements of a CASA IPC, FR, IR renewal and recency requirements.

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Recurrent Training

The King Air BE350 Simulator Recurrent Training is designed for pilots that regularly fly the aircraft equipped with Collins Pro Line 21 avionics and are required to complete a recurrent training program. The objective of the recurrent training is to provide a structured program based on evidence-based training principles planning training elements that are regularly practiced.

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B200/BE350 Differences Training

Upon completion of the Differences Course, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to demonstrate that they are competent in the operation of the other aircraft type or class (as applicable) equipped with Collins Pro Line 21 avionics. Completion of the course will satisfy the requirements for an IPC and flight review, flight training for exercising the privileges of the B200 model on the multi-engine aeroplane class rating or the issue of a type rating for the Be350.

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