Multi-Engine Airplane Rating Training Program
To obtain the aeronautical knowledge and flight proficiency required to add a Multi-Engine Land (MEL) rating to a Private or Commercial certificate.
Pilot and current medical certificates; to show by written record and through practical application the required knowledge and skill to operate a multi-engine aircraft in accordance with applicable FAR’s.
The course consists of ground instruction and dual flight training phases using a Piper Twin Comanche aircraft. The ground instruction phase covers aerodynamic factors affecting MEL flight to include engine-out operations as well as performance, weight-and-balance, and systems applicable to MEL aircraft. The dual flight instruction phase covers normal ground and in-flight MEL operations to include instrument approaches, if needed, as well as emergency and abnormal procedures applicable to MEL aircraft.
Ground training consists of five hours of instruction that covers aerodynamics of multi-engine operations, performance and weight-and-balance, and aircraft systems.
The Flight Training consists of a minimum of eight flights, totaling 15 hours of instruction that include preflight briefings and post-flight debriefings, and check ride. Lessons consist of takeoffs and landings, go-around/missed approaches, slow flight and stall prevention, normal and emergency procedures, and instrument approaches.
Note: Completion times are based on Part 61 FAA minimum instrument training requirements. Applicants may require additional training time depending on their preparation and progress.