Multi Engine Aircraft Class Rating

Take your flying to the next level in a multi engine aeroplane

Many pilots eventually wish to advance their flying skills by moving on to flying multi-engine aircraft. You may choose to do this for professional reasons to advance your flying career, but if you are a private pilot you may be interested in a multi-engine endorsement to further your enjoyment and add a higher 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. In order to safely fly these aircraft it is important to consider that multi-engine aircraft are also more complicated to operate.

Flight training

An initial multi-engine endorsement  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.

Training aircraft

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 C401 (extra fees apply).

The Par-Avion difference

Undertaking the rating in Tasmania offers you many advantages. We have the facilities, staff and environment to ensure you receive the best in authentic instrument training. Our uncongested airspace has ample navaids and approaches available. Our aircraft and simulators are equipped with Garmin GPS equipment. Read more about how we can make a real difference to your training.

Course outcomes

On successful completion of the full course, students will attain a Multi-Engine Aircraft Class Rating (MEACR) issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).


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

Students can commence their training at any time of the year—subject to availability.

What is included

  • Flight training including up to 6 dual hours – 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  – covers all of the inclusions (above).
GST applies to this course 3 and is included in the fees.


(the student is expected to bring their own pilot resources, headset, charts etc. appropriate to their license level)

Payment options

  • Pay-as-you-go
  • Pay-in-advance

Find out more about our payment options

Entry requirements

Students must hold a current Private Pilot License or a current Commercial Pilot License.

Accommodation and transport options

We have accommodation for students near our location and a daily transfer bus service to/from your accommodation and our training facility. We also provide a complimentary arrival and departure pickup and transfer service to/from Hobart Airport.

Take the next step

You can begin your application for this course today. It’s quick, easy and our online system will guide you through the steps.


If you’re not ready to apply yet, register your interest with us online. We’ll provide you with further information and updates on the course.


You’re also welcome to contact us – we are happy to answer your questions and provide further information about the course and training with us.


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 are included in the stated fees.

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