Multi Engine Piston Class Rating – MEP-CR(A)

Overview

With the Multi Engine Piston Class Rating course  you make the next step in your aviation career: to be able to fly multi-engine arcraft in normal and in single-engine operation.

The course will consist of theoretical instruction about the special aerodynamics of multi-engined aircrafts, and flight training in normal and single-engine operations.

Holding a MEP-CR(A) license, you will be able to fly on multi-engine aricrafts in VMC conditions.PA-34 cockpit

Prerequisites
  • Valid Part-FCL PPL licence
  • Total of 70 hours PIC time
  • Minimum Class 2 Part-MED Medical Certificate
  • English Language Knowledge (Intermediate Level)

Course description

After theoretical lectures of the special aerodynamics and procedures of multi-engine aircraft, the practical training will start.
It consists of a 6 hour flight training, depending of the chosen aircraft type some Synthetic Training Device may be used during the training.
During the training you will learn to manage to fly a bigger, more complex and more powerful aircraft than before during normal conditions in traffic circuit, then the same tasks will follow during non-normal: single engine operations.

You can complete the MEP-CR(A) training on four different type of aircraft.

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Completion Criteria

The theoretical training will conclude with an in-house theoretical exam.

The practical training will conclude with a progress check by one of our experienced instructors, and will determine whether the student is ready for the CAA practical exam.
The CAA practical exam will cover the training objective in a 1 hour check ride: airspace task and traffic circuits with with two- and single-engine.

Finances

The tuitional fee includes the following items:

  • Theoretical Training
  • 6 hours of flight training with the chosen aircraft
  • 6 hours of instructor fee
  • 6 hours of airport fee at our base airport Gödöllő

Please check our Financing page for further details.

Application Process

To apply for the Multi Engine Piston Class Rating – MEP-CR(A) course send an e-mail to us with the following attachments:

    • Filled Pilot Record Form
    • Copy of:
      • Pilot Licence
      • Last pages of Logbook
      • Medical Certificate
      • Language Certificate
      • ID Card or Passport

Further Information

For further information about the Multi Engine Piston Class Rating – MEP-CR(A) course please contact us via e-mail, or by phone.

FAQ

Why add a multi-engine rating?
If you’ve got your heart set on an airline job, you’ll need to earn a multi-engine rating. All airlines and charter operations require their applicants to have at least a little experience on a multi-engine airplane. Even if you don’t want to fly for a living, the multi-engine rating allows you to act as pilot-in-command of multi-engine aircraft. They typically fly faster, climb quicker, and carry a great deal more weight than their single-engine counterparts. Also, the training is FUN. It’s a great way to sharpen your existing piloting skills, and add some new ones in the process.
Is it safe?
In many situations, multiengine flying is safer than single-engine flying. If one of your engines fails, and you handle the aircraft properly, you’ll be able to keep the airplane in the air long enough to reach a nearby airport. Many pilots, for example, refuse to fly single-engine aircraft over mountainous terrain at night, since the likelihood of a successful forced landing in the event of an engine failure is small. A multi-engine airplane, in that same situation, would offer a greater degree of safety.
However, the safety record associated with multiengine flying proves that pilot proficiency is absolutely critical to the successful outcome of an emergency situation. Poorly-trained pilots, or those who don’t practice their multiengine piloting skills regularly, are more likely to have serious accidents in multiengine aircraft. For this reason, multiengine training is demanding.
How difficult is it?
The multi-engine theoretical and flight check are not inordinately difficult, provided that you complete your training diligently. The training itself is quite fun.
How long will it take?
Assuming you already hold your private or commercial certificate, with an endorsement for complex aircraft, and are proficient at flying complex aircraft, training for the multi-engine add-on can be accomplished in around 6 hours of dual flight time.
Do I have to attend ground school?
Our package deal includes seven hours of ground instruction. You will, however, have to complete additional 15 hours home study so that you’re fully prepared for the CAA practical test.
What can I do with a Multi Engine Rating?
If you’d like to fly professionally, all airlines, commuters, and charter operations require new applicants to have some multi-engine experience. Even if you don’t want to fly for a living, the multi-engine rating makes you eligible to act as pilot-in-command of multiengine aircraft.