First Airline Cadet Program Graduates Employed by Corporate Air

By July 24, 2019 No Comments

The first two students graduating from the Airline Cadet Program at Flight Options Pilot Academy embark on their career with Corporate Air, one of the largest 24/7 aviation service providers in Eastern and Southern Australia. Flight Options’ Airline Cadet Program is working with various airlines to ensure employment opportunities for students at the completion of their training and assisting national carriers with airline ready pilots to fulfill their needs with the increasing pilot shortage problem.

Flight Options Pilot Academy’s Head of Operations, Tim Holland said:

“We are proud of Ian and Andrew’s success in completing the Airline Cadet Program. Flight Options Pilot Academy has provided the cadets with state of the art facilities and training syllabus, giving them the perfect introduction to their career in aviation. We wish them all the best as they embark with Corporate Air as First Officers.”

Ian Nye and Andrew Lee successfully qualified for the Airline Cadet Program late last year and now their hard work has been rewarded with an airline placement. Both Ian and Andrew will be joining Corporate Air as First Officers on the Saab 340B aircraft, a 30-seater turboprop especially suited for regional operations.

CEO of Corporate Air, Mr Andrew Major said:

“I am delighted to welcome Ian and Andrew to Corporate Air. It was always my expectation that the relationship between Flight Options and Corporate Air would provide an ongoing supply of highly trained pilots to support Corporate Air’s expanding airline and charter operations.”

The Airline Cadet Program is the only course of this kind on the Sunshine Coast, with Flight Options Pilot Academy working with and securing a number of airline positions with national carriers. The Program offers a comprehensive airline pilot syllabus, taking aspiring pilots from zero time through to Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating and Multi Crew Co-operation. Upon successful completion of the Program, Cadets are considered for airline positions. With the first cadets successfully departing the Academy, there are now immediate positions available for students to begin their career path.

Flight Options Pilot Academy is a Part 141 CASA approved training facility and offers Recreational, Private and Commercial Licences, along with Flight Instructor and Instrument Ratings, through to advanced business and corporate jet training utilising a Flight Safety Level D full motion Cessna Citation Mustang simulator, the most sophisticated and advanced technology available for aviation training. For the ambitious pilots, Flight Options has two programs that provide supported pathways to employment through the Airline Pilot and Outback Pilot Cadet Programs.

Corporate Air have been in operation since 1972. They operate a fleet of 34 passenger Saab 340Bplus, 19 passenger Metro 23’s and nine passenger Cessna Conquest Aircraft. The airline operation, Fly Corporate operates 160 Airline flights per week linking nine regional destinations in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. For more details visit or phone 07 5353 5242. Flight Options has all the information, guidance and support required to commence the aviation adventure.