Beechcraft King Air 350i Simulator Training

Sunshine Coast based Flight Options, a division of Universal Training Systems, is proud to announce that its state-of-the-art Flight Simulator and Advanced Aviation Training Centre is open for business. 
We are excited to be providing training on the Beechcraft King Air 350i Full Motion Level D Simulator in our brand new training facility at the Sunshine Coast Airport, QLD, Australia.This past year has been one of high growth for Flight Options, the company has invested greatly in new infrastructure, personnel and technology throughout all divisions including CASA approval to provide check and training under Part 141 and Part 142 which has been a huge achievement.We’re proud to say that we opened the new Flight Options Flight Training Centre, which was the culmination of two and a half years of planning and six months of development. The end result from the ground up is a new purpose-built facility, with dedicated classrooms, full motion Level D glass cockpit simulators as well as the very best flight instruction.


Formally a Singapore Airlines pilot training facility, the multi-million-dollar building was acquired and re-fitted by Flight Options to establish world class training capability to meet the demanding requirements of Australian and international customers, including the airlines, military, aeromedical services as well as charter and other flying organisations.



The recently installed new Beechcraft King Air 350i simulator which has received CASA Part 141 and 142 approval after months of hard work. This device was purchased and provided by Ansett Aviation Training, the world’s largest privately owned simulator service provider. As a result, Flight Options will have the capability to provide instructors to service the individual requirements of the numerous King Air operators in Australia, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Qld Section). This will considerably reduce costs for aircraft owners and operators, as to date the only option available was expensive time consuming travel to the USA or Europe for training.
Flight Options’ airside location, the close availability of airline services to most parts of Australia, excellent hotels and other accommodation nearby, all mean cost effective outcomes for Flight Options customers.

Flight Options aims to be engaged on a personal level with its customers employing seasoned professionals to ensure that the highest standards are maintained. Supporting this philosophy is aviation veteran Steve Padgett, whose passion for aviation is well known and has always emphasised the value of quality people and first class service. Mr Padgett said, “I have always had the desire to create a world class simulator and training centre. We have in Flight Options, a group of people who have the drive and ability to carry that through.”


Flight Options are excited to be providing the following training on the Beechcraft King Air 350i Simulator in our brand new state-of-the-art training facility at the Sunshine Coast Airport, QLD, Australia. 

King Air 350i Type Rating Training

The Initial Type Rating provides the training necessary for a Pilot in Command Type Rating on the King Air 350i.  
This course provides candidates with the skills to operate either as single pilot or multi-crew depending upon the candidate’s skill level. 
In addition, the candidate will acquire an in depth understanding of aircraft systems, flight planning, weight and balance, and performance for the King Air 350i. 
To be eligible to commence a King Air 350i Initial type-rating course you must hold at least:

  • a Private Pilot, Commercial or Air Transport Pilots Licence;
  • a Command Multi Engine Instrument Rating; and 
  • a current Aviation Medical.

*It is recommended that you have previous EFIS cockpit experience, preferably with Collins ProLine 21 avionics systems.

King Air 350i Recurrent Training

The recurrent training program is designed for flight crew that fly a King Air 350i and desire to complete a recurrent training program.



All Flight Options students will have access to the Full Motion Level D King Air 350i simulator approved under CASA part 141 and 142 for check and training approval in which to complete their course.
Upon completion of these courses the candidate will have necessary knowledge and skills to demonstrate that they are competent in the operation of the B350i. 

In addition to receiving their type rating or recurrent training, completion of this course will satisfy the requirements for an IPC, ME (A) IR renewal and recency requirements. 

**Commencing later this year, Flight Options will also have the capability to provide Type and Recurrent training for Beechcraft King Air B200 operations in our full motion Level D simulator.
Flight options is taking expressions of interest now!

For further information on course costs, dates, duration and availability please contact us at Flight Options.