Flight Options, a part of the Aeromil Group of Companies, is a 100% Australian owned and operated aviation company specialising in flight training, aircraft sales, charter and aircraft management.

Flight Options was established in 2007 and now operates in four locations to service Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region.

Flight Options has established a flight training organisation at our Sunshine Coast Airport facilities to provide pilot training ranging from PPL/Commercial level to advanced jet training, and the framework for a future flight training academy capable of supporting airline and related training. Flight Options currently holds a CASA Air Operators certificate.

Flight Options also provides flight department services and support for aircraft owners and customers, including charter, aircraft operation, aircraft management, flight training and crewing.

Phil Laffer is Flight Options Chief Pilot. Phil has been part of the Aeromil Group since 1998 and has broad flying and business experience across regional airlines, corporate charter and international business aviation.  Captain Laffer is endorsed across a range of turbo-prop and jet aircraft and holds CASA check and training approval for the Cessna Citation Mustang. Phil has a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from Bond University.

Aeromil Group of Companies
Flight Options is a part of the Aeromil Group of Companies: one of the largest privately owned and operated aviation organisations in the region and one of the longest established. The Aeromil Group was established by Steve Padgett in 1980 and now, over 30 years on, has evolved into an impressive group of companies offering a comprehensive range of aviation services.

Steve learned to fly at age 16 winning an RAAF Flying Scholarship and earning commissioned rank, and Commercial Licence and Flying Instructor Rating at age 19.

Steve quickly realised that, while his passion was flying, he had the flare and tenacity for the business side of aviation. He started his first business offering flying training and then moved quickly into aircraft sales. Over the years he has launched many aviation business ventures and his career now spans more than forty years.