Pilot Academy

Flight Options Flight Academy is a Part 141 CASA approved flight training facility located at the Sunshine Coast Airport, Queensland, Australia.  The Academy offers Recreational, Private and Commercial Pilot Licence, along with Flight Instructor Rating & Instrument Ratings.

Situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, only an hour north of Brisbane, Flight Options Flight Academy is in a great location to learn to fly, with our qualified and friendly instructors, modern aircraft, and excellent facilities, our students can be assured that their learning to fly experience will be a safe one.

Learn to Fly

The Recreational Pilots licence is a great starting point for those who want to fulfil their dream of taking to the skies. The RPL is designed to take you from zero flying experience all the way through to getting your first pilots licence. The RPL is issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and it allows the holder to fly general aviation aircraft to 1500 kg and within 25 nm.

The RPL course is usually completed in 4 weeks full time, but also available on a part-time basis. This however can vary due to factors such as weather conditions and student progress. The course is conducted at our Pilot Academy located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and consists of both ground and flight instruction. Students will have access to our state of the art facilities and will conduct the flight training portion of the program in our Cessna 172.

To be eligible to hold an RPL you must:

  • Pass a Basic Class 2 medical
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Meet the aeronautical experience requirements
  • Pass the RPL written exam
  • Have gained a minimum of 25 hours flight time
  • Passed a flight test

Theoretical Knowledge

The theory component of the RPL course is self-study. Flight Options instructors will assist with theory reviews prior to various exams.

Flying

Prior to the flight test, the Flight Options syllabus hours need to be achieved. These hours have been designed to ensure the competencies for the RPL as stated in the CASA Part 61 – Manual of Standards are attained.

Our course consists of 30 hours flying that includes 5 hours solo time and flight test.

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A Private Pilot Licence (PPL) allows you to fly an aircraft on your own, anywhere in Australia, up to 5,700 kg whilst carrying passengers. You can also legally share the aircraft hiring cost with your passengers, however you cannot fly for hire or reward unless you have a commercial pilot licence. Prior to commencing a PPL course you must pass a class 2 medical exam and hold or be eligible to hold an aviation security identification card (ASIC).

The PPL course is usually completed in 8 weeks and is also available on a part time basis. This however, can vary due to factors such as weather conditions and student progress. The course is conducted at our Pilot Academy located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and consists of both ground and flight instruction. Students will have access to our state of the art facilities and will conduct the flight training portion of the program in our Cessna172.

To be eligible to hold a PPL you must:

  • Pass a Class 2 medical exam or Basic Class 2 Medical
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Meet the aeronautical experience requirements
  • Pass the PPL written exam
  • Speak, read and understand English at a minimum of aviation level 4 English
  • proficiency
  • Have gained a minimum of 40 hours
  • Have passed a flight test

Theoretical Knowledge

The theory component of the PPL course is self-study which includes subjects such as flight rules & airlaw, aerodynamics, meteorology, navigation, flight planning, powerplants, aircraft systems and other relevant subjects.

Flight Options instructors will assist with theory reviews prior to various exams.

Flying

Prior to the flight test, the Flight Options syllabus hours need to be achieved. These hours have been designed to ensure the competencies for the PPL as stated in the CASA Part 61–Manual of Standards are attained.

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A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) allows you to act as pilot in command of an aircraft in various private and commercial operations.

To hold a CPL you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Speak, read and understand English at a minimum of aviation level 4 English language proficiency
  • Hold or be eligible for a flight radiotelephone licence
  • Meet the training requirements and possess the minimum aeronautical experience as per Part 61
  • Pass the 7 CPL written examinations set by CASA
  • Pass a Class 1 medical exam with a designated aviation medical examiner
  • Have a minimum 200 hours flight time
  • Have passed a flight test

The CPL course is usually completed in 6 months full time & is also available on a part time basis. This however, can vary due to factors such as weather conditions and student progress. The course is conducted at our Pilot Academy located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and consists of both ground and flight instruction. Students will have access to our state of the art facilities and will conduct the flight training portion of the program in our Cessna 172 & Cessna 182 Skylane.

Theoretical Knowledge

Consists of student undertaking self study.

  • Prior to the CPL flight test is a pass in the 7 CPL cyber exams

Flying

In order to gain a CPL with Flight Options you will need to have completed a minimum of 200 hours total time. Within this 200 hours, the following requirements must be met:

  • 190 hours flight time as Pilot
  • 100 hours as Pilot In Command
  • 20 hours Cross Country flight time as Pilot In Command
  • 10 hours Instrument Time

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A Flight Instructor Rating (FIR) allows you to conduct flight training in an aircraft. You must hold a FIR with at least one training endorsement.

Flight Options FIR course will provide you the necessary training to obtain a FIR with a Grade 3 training endorsement. A grade 3 training endorsement allows you to conduct flight training for:

  • Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL), Private Pilot Licence (PPL), or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
  • Recreational Pilot Endorsements
  • Single-Engine Class Rating

The FIR course is usually completed in 8 weeks full time or is available on a part-time basis. This however, can vary due to factors such as weather conditions and student progress. The course is conducted at our Pilot Academy located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and consists of both ground and flight instruction. Students will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities and will conduct the flight training portion of the program in our Cessna 172.

To be eligible to commence a FIR course with a Grade 3 training endorsement you must:

  • Hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) or Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)
  • Hold a spinning activity flight endorsement
  • Hold either a tertiary qualification in teaching or Cert IV in training and assessment, or have completed an approved course of training in PMI (course is also available with Flight Options)
  • Pass the instructor rating aeronautical knowledge exam: Pilot Instructor Rating Exam – Common (PIRC)
  • Meet the aeronautical experience requirements

Conversion course from RA-Aus instructor also available.

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Flight Options Cadet Program is a comprehensive airline pilot syllabus taking aspiring pilots from zero time through to Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating & Multi Crew Cooperation.Flight Options Cadet Program is a comprehensive airline pilot syllabus taking aspiring pilots from zero time through to Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating & Multi Crew Cooperation.

We have secured a number of airline positions* with national carriers. Cadets will be considered for these positions upon successful completion of the Cadet Program.

  • Must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen/Permanent Resident and hold a passport for either country and with the right to work in Australia.
  • No Criminal record.Hold a valid Australian State driving License at time of commencement of employment with the Airline.
  • Qualify to hold an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).
  • Have read, understand and accepted all Airline Conditions of employment, including social media and confidentiality and behavioral standards.
  • Understand that basing of employment will be at the Airlines discretion and be for a minimum of three years.
  • Understand there will be a training bond relating to type rating at the Airline that is legally enforceable and will prorate to zero after 36 months from being checked to line.
  • Will undertake regular workplace visits to the Airline including:
    • Familiarisation flights
    • Simulator sessions
    • HFNTS training
    • Safety briefings
    • Short unpaid internships with functional departments
  • Have successfully completed one of the following CPL subjects: Basic Aeronautical Knowledge, Navigation, Performance or Meteorology, prior to commencement of the cadetship.
  • Be eligible for a Class 1 medical.
  • Possess and maintain good grooming, neat and tidy attire, be a team player and be a Flight Options and Airline “Ambassador”.
  • Have maintained acceptable attendance, commitment and demonstrated values throughout the pilot program, to Flight Options and the Airline.
  • Be able to meet English Proficiency (Level 6) requirements.
  • Demonstrated commitment and passion for aviation.

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