Multi-Engine Rating (Add-on)
Adding your multi-engine rating onto you private or commercial certificate will be one of the most fun and rewarding training programs you have ever experienced! Just when you thought you knew it all, you take the controls of a high performance twin-engine aircraft and realize there is a whole other world out there waiting for you to master! If you are planning to make aviation a career then obtaining your multi-engine rating is a must in order to become a competitive candidate in the airline industry. The mulit-engine training will take on average 10 to 15 flight hours and a fair amount of ground instruction. As a student you will learn engine-out aerodynamics, systems related to multi-engine aircraft, engine-out performance and the various required to obtain your rating including simulated engine failures during different phases of flight and a VMC demo.
14 CFR 61.109(b) Aeronautical Experience3 hours of cross-country flight training in a muli-engine airplane3 hours of night flight training in a multi-engine airplane that includes: one cross-country flight of over 100 nautical miles total distance and 10 takeoffs and 10 landings (with each involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport3 hours of flight training in a multi-engine airplane on the control and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments3 hours of flight training in preparation for the practical test in a multi-engine airplane, which must have been performed within within 2 calendar months preceding the date of the test
14 CFR 61.129(b) Aeronautical Experience5 hours of instrument training in a multi-engine airplane10 hours of training in a multi-engine airplane that has a retractable gear, flaps and controllable pitch propellersOne cross-country flight of at least 2 hours in a multi-engine airplane in day VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 nautical miles from the original point of departureOne cross-country flight of at least 2 hours in a multi-engine airplane in night VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 nautical miles from the original point of departure 3 hours in a multi-engine airplane in preparation for the practical test within 2 calendar months preceding the date of the test10 hours of flight time performing the duties of pilot-in-command in a multi-engine airplane with an authorized instructor