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EASA Single Pilot Multi Engine Class Rating

Pilots holding a CAA or JAR/EASA FCL PPL(A), can add a Multi Engine Class rating to their existing licence. Exceptionally, you can obtain a Private Pilot licence with a Multi engine Class Rating from abinitio, but that would be unusual. Multi engine Aeroplanes generally carry more fuel and payload and can be used for all weather operations. Inevitably the fuel burn is higher, but there is added safety from 2 engines.

Course Requirements

An applicant for a first class or type rating on a single-pilot multi-engine aeroplane shall have completed at least 70 hours as PIC on aeroplanes, and shall complete the course within 6 months.

Course Progress

The theoretical ground training comprises a total of eight lectures on subjects associated with the operation of multi-engine aircraft. It provided the theoretical basis for the flight exercise and includes elements which are related to the type of aeroplane ( Seneca PA34) to be used for the rating:

EXERCISE DESCRIPTION FLIGHT DURATION

F1 Introduction to Type 1.30
F2 General Handling and Circuit 1.30
F3 Introduction to Asymmetric Flight 1
F4 Critical and Safety Speeds 1.00
F5 Asymmetric Circuits 1.00
F6 Asymmetric Performance & Circuits 1.00
Total = 6 Hours
F7 Instrument Flying (Optional) 1
F8 Night Circuits (Optional) 1

Before completing flying training, including the long briefings, the candidates must satisfactorily complete an exam on systems, limitations, procedures and performance.

The flight training element for the Multi Engine Class Rating course consists of eight exercises, each of which includes a long briefing, a pre flight briefing and suggested flight profile. Actual flying includes a minimum of 7 hours of dual instruction including 3 ½ hours of asymmetric training. The syllabus automatically encompasses type conversion training for the aeroplane used on the course:

LECTURE SUBJECT DURATION (HRS)

LB1 Aircraft Systems 1
LB2 Engine, Propeller and Fuel Systems 1
LB3 Principles of Multi-Engine flight 1
LB4 Minimum Control and Safety Speed 1
LB5 Effect of Engine Failure on Systems & Performance 1
LB6 Weight and Balance (Loading) and Passengers 1
LB7 Performance 1
LB8 Flight Planning 1

On successful completion of the training program, the candidate will undergo a final skill test with an approved flight examiner.

It must be stressed that 7 hours is an absolute minimum for a pilot with substantial complex single time. Generally 10 to 15 hours are required for a pilot more used to flying simple singles such as Cessna 172 or Piper PA28.

Privileges of the Multi Engine Class Rating

Holders of this rating can, with differences training fly multi engine aeroplanes upto 5700Kg providing they do not require a Type Rating. In practical terms if you gained your MEP Rating on a

Piper Seneca you would be able to fly most Piper twins ( non turbine and non jet) with familiarisation training and similarly for Cessna and similar twins. Significanat differences training could be expected before flying say an all glass panel Diamond Twin Star. In Europe all twin and single turbines are type rated, but a multi FAA licence allows you to fly upto a King C90 turbine twin.

Revalidation Requirements

The revalidation requirements are for a Proficiency check flight with an examiner every 12 months, plus a 15 min sector flight if necessary. This can be combined with an Instrument Rating check flight if appropriate.

In order to be able to carry passengers there is an additional recency requirement for 3 take off and landings every 90 days.

Costs

Assuming a 7 hour course and 1.5 hour test flight £2975 inc vat, excluding examiner fees and away landings


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CAA NIGHT
CAA IMC
EASA LAPL
EASA LAPL Extension
EASA LAPL TO PPL
EASA IR FLIGHT TRAINING
EASA IR THEORETICAL
EASA CLASS RATING MEP
FAA BFR
FAA IPCs
 
NEWS
I am delighted to be able to let everyone know that Marcus Palmer, our CFI is recovering well and is expected to be able to resume flying in August. If you need to renew your EASA licence please let Christine know well in advance. NPPL licences can be renewed by Humphrey.

New C42 Microlight

The Sandtoft Flying School C42 has finally arrived at the distributers in the UK and is being fitted with its avionic equipment. It will have a full glass panel with backup analogue instruments, a Mode S Transponder and 8.3Khz Com. It is fitted with a ballistic parachute recovery system and uses Mogas.

Virtually unstallable and with a very low approach speed it will be an ideal learner platform. We will offer Microlight rental immediately and shortly afterwards Microlight training.

New Base at Sandtoft

We have opened a new base for aircraft maintenance at Sandtoft, which with its 4000' long tarmac runway will allow us to service faster aircraft.

Extended Approvals

The CAA have recently extended our BCAR approval to cover any single engine metal or wood Annex 2 Aircraft upto 5700Kg. This includes Light Sport aircraft, an application has been submitted for Microlight Group. This together with our Approval to issue National permits and Certificates of Validity means that we will be able to fully support all light aircraft from the smallest microlight upto Pressurised Piper P31P, Turbine TBM 750/850 and even Eclipse Jets ( latter N register only).

Flying Training at Sandtoft

We are working on out ATO approval, which will be extended to cover new capabilities.


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