Queensland, Sunshine Coast Airport based Flight Options Advanced Flight Training Centre is one of only a few flight training facilities in Australia providing pilots with the next step in commercial aviation at its world class facility which operates two Level D full motion simulators, the Cessna Citation Mustang and Beechcraft King Air B200/350i. The Advanced Flight Training facility is purpose built with the required training devices and qualified and experienced aviation specialists. Two in demand courses enabling pilots to undertake the transition to commercial aviation are Multi Crew Co-operation (MCC) and Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) Flight Test.
The MCC training course focuses on teaching candidates the fundamentals of operating as a crew in the multi-crew environment. It offers candidates the opportunity to practice and develop the skills necessary for leadership and support roles incorporating Pilot Flying (PF) and Pilot Monitoring (PM) roles during scenario training-based training exercises. MCC training is integral to obtaining an ATPL.
An ATPL allows candidates to conduct private and commercial operations and is mandatory for all pilots wanting to operate transport category aircraft as pilot in command. The ATPL program includes a preparation course prior to conducting the ATPL Flight Test. The preparation course includes exercises as both pilot flying and pilot mentoring.
Mr Phil Laffer, Flight Options Head of Flight Operations said:
“Flight Options is the premier flight training organisation offering the highest standards expected in today’s aviation sector. The expertise available through the Flight Options courses has generated strong interest in Australia and overseas.”
The Multi-Crew Co-opoeration (MCC) and Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) preparation course and flight test are conducted in either the Citation Mustang and King Air flight simulators and according to CASA Part 141 and 142 flight training approvals. Upcoming course dates are filling quickly and dates available until the end of 2019 are:
Multi-Crew Co-opoeration (MCC)
- 23 September
- 28 October
- 2 December
Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) Preparation and Flight Test:
- 30 September
- 4 November
- 9 December
Flight Options also offers the following other training programs:
- Cessna Citation Mustang C510 Type Rating Training and Recurrent Training
- King Air 350i Type Rating Training and Recurrent Training
- King Air 200 Initial Training and Recurrent Training
Over 20 specialised computer-based training (CBT) courses for candidates to refine their skills or add qualifications eg Human Factors, Emergency Procedures Training and Safety Management Systems to name a few.
Phil Laffer, Flight Options Head of Operations has had extensive flight and managerial experience across regional, corporate charter and international aviation, and is endorsed on a range of jet and turbo-prop aircraft. He holds a Flight Instructor Rating and Flight Examiner Rating with vast knowledge and understanding of training and checking. Mr Laffer is supported by a team of highly qualified and experienced flight instructors who share between them close to 100,000 hours of flying and flight training experience in both military, airline and other aviation applications.
The Sunshine Coast Airport location offers considerable cost-effective benefits to training – Flight Options’ airside location, the close availability of airline services to all parts of Australia, excellent hotels and other accommodation nearby and beautiful beaches and lifestyle activities.
For further information, visit the Advanced Flight Training section our our website.