The multi-engine rating gives you experience with the remarkable improvement in aircraft performance capability that comes with increases in speed, power, and rate of climb.
The multi-engine rating course begins with a study of the performance characteristics of the multi-engine aircraft with emphasis on the performance and safety factors involved in flying an airplane with only one functioning engine. Managing the complexity and workload of a multi-engine aircraft is challenging. There is no minimum time requirement for the multi-engine rating; however, you will need an instructor’s endorsement of flight and ground training prior to the checkride. There is no written examination for the multi-engine rating.
FAA Minimum Requirements
|There are no specific minimum FAA flight time requirements.|
Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Certified
|Before training||1 week||TSA finger-print screening
(International students ONLY)
|Ground school and flight training with instructor||2 weeks||Study emergency airplane operations|
|FAA written exam||Minimum passing score is 70%|
|Checkride preparation||1 week||Overall review of knowledge and skills|
|Practical test (checkride)||Oral and flight examsand skills|
|Total: 1 month|