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VFR Multi-Engine Rating: $
1150.00, 2 – 3 days: 6
hours dual, airplane for flight test, 4
hrs. ground school and briefings. Examiner's
Pre-requisites: Private or commercial pilot, airplane single engine land.
Note: The August 2002 editions of the multi engine private and commercial pilot practical test standards no longer provide an instrument rated pilot the option of taking a “VFR ONLY” multi engine flight test. If a pilot is instrument rated, he or she has to demonstrate a simulated engine out instrument approach on the multi engine rating flight test. For details about this course, click on IFR Multi Engine Rating.
The VFR multi engine training will consist of the following maneuvers and
procedures: Steep turns, stalls, slow flight, Vmc demonstration, emergency
descent, engine out emergency procedures (enroute and in the traffic pattern),
engine feathering and restart, normal and crosswind take-offs and landings,
aborted take-offs and simulated single engine landings. The only difference
between a private pilot and a commercial pilot multi engine add on rating flight
test are the tolerances.
If you are currently flying complex single engine airplanes and are
current with basic airwork you should have no problem getting your multi-engine
rating in 6 hours. If you are rusty, have not practiced basic airwork recently,
or have not yet been checked out in complex singles, you will probably require
an additional 2 hours of multi engine instruction at $155.00/hour. If you feel
that some additional training may be necessary, please allow additional time and
let us know when you schedule your training.
Training Schedule :
1.5 hours cockpit briefing
or 2 flights of 1.5 – 2.0 hours each
hours multi engine ground school
.5 hours cockpit briefing
or 2 flights of 1.5 – 2.0 hours each
Test (VFR Multi Engine Rating)
We usually fly a training flight on the day of the flight test to insure
the student has a feeling for that day’s weather and wind conditions. The VFR
multi engine rating can be completed in as little as two days. Some students may
however be quite fatigued after 2 training flights and may not want to take the
flight test immediately afterwards. For them it may work better to only take 1
flight on day one, 2 flights on day two, and a final training flight and flight
test on day three. This also allows for more time to review the material covered
during ground school.
Weather Requirements: The FAA requires most multi engine airwork maneuvers to be
completed no lower than 3000 feet AGL. Therefore ceilings below 4000 feet can
cause weather delays. Occasionally strong winds or turbulence may also make
meaningful training difficult. While it may be possible to fly under such
conditions, it can be very challenging and usually also requires more flight
time to master the required tasks, which will increase the total cost. It is
best if your schedule allows you to stay longer in the event of weather delays.
on the student's background, the multi engine training will typically require
approximately 6 hours of flight training. The training typically consists of 4
flights of 1.5 to 2.0 hours each. Refer to the multi engine ground school
instructor guide for the subjects to be covered during ground school.
Flight Lesson 1: 1.5 hours ground and pre flight briefing, 1.5 to
2.0 hours flight:
(a) Preflight inspection, cockpit checkout and lesson briefing.
(b) Start up, taxi, run up, normal take off and climb.
(c) Stalls, climb power and approach configuration, straight ahead and
(d) Slow flight, clean and flaps down, straight ahead and turns.
(e) Steep turns.
(f ) Engine out drills, straight ahead at approach cruise speed.
(g) Normal traffic pattern and landing.
Flight Lesson 2: 0.2 hours pre flight briefing, 1.5 to 2.0 hours
(a) Start up, taxi, run up, normal take off and climb.
(b) Engine out drills, all phases of flight.
(c) Traffic patterns, twin engine, normal and maximum performance.
(d) Traffic patterns with engine failures at
different points in the pattern and engine out landings.
(e) Aborted take offs.
Flight Lesson 3: 0.3 hours pre flight briefing, 1.5 to 2.0 hours
Note: Multi engine ground school and discussion of Vmc
to be completed before this flight.
(a) Vmc demonstration.
(b) Engine failure in cruise, troubleshooting procedures.
(c) Feathering, securing checklist, crossfeed, restart.
(d) Demonstration of effects of airspeed and configuration on performance (this can be combined
(c) while engine is feathered).
Flight Lesson 4: 0.2 hours pre flight briefing, 1.5 to 2.0 hour
(a) Review of all maneuvers and procedures and
flight test prep