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Oysterair can provide both SP and MP UK and EASA type ratings, familiarisation training, and flight tests on all models of the King Air series. We can also provide take-off and landing training for pilots who have completed a simulator course at another training facility.

For individuals, or commercial operators who require pilot mentoring or line training, Oysterair can provide instructors to support your operation.

Oysterair's King Air type rating course has the following key benefits:

  • Quality - we have over 1000 hours of teaching in the King Air

  • Experience - nobody in the UK has trained more King Air pilots

  • Flexibility - we arrange the course around your schedule; no waiting for a course slot!

The course comprises of 34 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction, followed by synthetic training. 

Synthetic training comprises of:

  • 12 hours flight training for the single pilot course

  • 14 hours flight training for the multi pilot course ​

  • 2 hours Licence Skill Test

Pre-Entry Requirements

  • Hold at least a UK or EASA PPL(A) 

  • Hold, or have held, a ME IR(A)

  • Hold an Advanced UPRT course completion certificate

  • Have at least 200 hours of total flying experience, of which 70 hours as PIC in aeroplanes 

  • Hold the High Performance Aeroplane Knowledge Course; or

  1. Have passed the UK or EASA ATPL(A) examinations; or

  2. Hold an ICAO ATPL(A) or CPL(A)/IR with theoretical knowledge credit for ATPL(A) 

Oysterair can deliver the HPA course for those pilots who require it.

Credits For Previous Experience

Reduced type rating training based on commonality is limited to initial type rating training for BE90/200 Series equipped aircraft with ProLine 21, and to pilots meeting the following prerequisites:

  • Current and qualified on BE300/1900 series aircraft equipped with ProLine 21 avionics; and

  • A minimum of 150 hours as PIC and/or Co-Pilot and three months flying experience in a BE300/1900 series aircraft with Proline 21; and

  • Passed knowledge test on base aircraft prior to training on the BE90/200 series.

Take-off and Landing training course only — when the pilot has more than 500 hours experience in aeroplanes of similar size and performance, they are required to complete only four landings (including one full stop) rather than six. To decide whether only four landings are required, the HT will assess each pilot’s total flying hours, experience on jet aircraft and MTOM of types flown.


Training time varies with the type of course. We are flexible and aim to schedule the course around your availability.

Courses take approximately 7 days.

ICAO Conversions

Pilots with greater than 500 hours experience on the BE90/99/100/200 are exempt from a formal training course.

Contact us for more information on licence conversion.

Familiarisation & SP/MP Training 

We can deliver familiarisation training between all models of the King Air. For pilots who hold either a SP, or MP, operational restriction and wish to remove this Oysterair can provide a short bridging course. 

Take-off and Landing Training 

For pilots who have completed a simulator based course and require take-off and landing training.

We can provide the aeroplane and instructor. Training takes 1 day to complete.


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