The Multi-Engine Rating allows a pilot to fly an aircraft with more than one engine. In doing so, it opens the door to larger, faster, higher performance, more complex aircraft. A prospective pilot may conduct their initialPrivate Pilot or Commercial Pilot training in a Multi-Engine aircraft, however far more common is to “add on” a Multi-Engine Rating onto an existing Single-Engine Private Pilot or Single-Engine Commercial Pilot certificate. The reasons for this are for both simplicity and cost.
Training will consist of both classroom sessions on the ground as well as sessions in both the flight simulator and in the aircraft. All flights will be training flights with an instructor on board. No FAA Written Exam is necessary. Upon completion of the training you will take a license exam.
What Can You Do With A Multi-Engine Add-On Rating?
The Multi-Engine Rating will allow an existing Single-Engine Private Pilot or Single-Engine Commercial Pilot to exercise their respective privileges in aircraft with more than one engine. This includes instrument rating privileges.
For our multi-engine training we use a beautiful 1978 Piper Aztec F with two 250hp engines, Garmin 650 touch screen GPS, autopilot, and tons more!
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F
Gross Weight: 5200lbs
Garmin GTN 650 (Garmin Touchscreen Navigator)
2 x 250 HP engines with an average fuel burn 25-30GPH
Seats 6 (including pilot)
Minimum Requirements To Obtain A Multi-Engine Add-On Rating:
Private Pilot Certificate or Commercial License
Prove proficiency in Multi-Engine Operations
FAA Medical Certificate
FAA Flight Exam