Multi Engine Aircraft Class Rating
Multi-Engine Aircraft Class Rating
Many pilots have the goal to advance their skills to fly multi-engine aircraft. You may choose to do this for professional reasons to advance your flying career, or as a private pilot you can further your enjoyment and add a greater level of safety to your flying.
Multi-engine aircraft are usually larger and will fly further, higher, faster and provide for a more comfortable ride than most single-engine aircraft.
Multi-engine aircraft are more complicated to operate and have retractable undercarriage and manual propeller pitch controls. Endorsements for the operation of these features and controls are included in this course – where required.
On successful completion of the full course, students will attain:
- a Multi-Engine Aircraft Class Rating (MEACR)
- a Retractable Undercarriage Endorsement (if required)
- a Manual Propeller Pitch Control Endorsement (if required)
– issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
Your multi-engine rating will cover all aspects of operating a multi-engine aeroplane, including normal and abnormal operations, multi-engine flying, performance, engine failure and asymmetric (single-engine) handling.
Your training includes basic aircraft familiarisation, before learning to fly the aircraft on only one engine (asymmetric). This is followed by circuit work, firstly with both engines working and then, when you have mastered the speed and handling of the aircraft, honing your skills when one of the engines is operating. All flight training is carefully managed by one of our senior flight instructors who are specifically endorsed for this type of training.
We have a variety of multi-engine aircraft types available for this course:
- Beechcraft Duchess BE76 (standard aircraft for this course)
- Britten Norman Islander BN2 (extra fees apply)
- Piper Navajo PA31 (extra fees apply)
- Cessna Titan C404 (extra fees apply).
To attain the rating, you will need to pass the MEACR flight test.
There is no CASA theory exam for this course
This course can be taken:
- full-time over 3 weeks (this is the average maximum duration. Actual duration may be less – depending on the student) 2
- or on a part-time / flexible basis
You can commence training at any time of the year—subject to our availability.
- Flight training including up to 6 dual hours – Beechcraft Duchess BE76 2
- Pre and post-flight briefings
- Multi-engine study guide
- Landing fees
- Flight test and testing fees 2
- Use of student facilities
TUITION FEES $5,610.00 2 – covers all of the inclusions (above).
OTHER EXTERNAL FEES – Nil
GST applies to this course and is included in the fees 3.
You are expected to bring your own pilot resources, headset, charts etc. – as appropriate to your license level.
To apply for the course you must hold:
- a current Private Pilot License;
- or a current Commercial Pilot License
1 Attainment of the rating certifies that you have the necessary competencies to seek further employment as a commercial pilot. The rating does not guarantee employment or further employment.
2 Fees are based on average requirements for attainment. Where a student requires additional learning time, or more that one attempt at an assessment to achieve the required standard, additional fees will apply. Fees are subject to change.
3 GST is applicable to this course and is included in the stated fees.