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Multi Engine Training
There is no minimum amount of hours required for a Multi-Engine Rating by the FAA, however, this flight training involves approximately 10 flight hours in an airplane/simulator and 4 ground hours and is designed to give the trainee the aeronautical knowledge, proficiency, and experience required to meet the FAA Practical Test Standards for the Private or Commercial Multi-engine rating.
Estimated total cost of training in an Seneca I to obtain the Multi-Engine Rating is as follows:
* Cost does not include training supplies.
Multi-Engine Rating FAQ’s
What are the requirements for a multi-engine rating?
A multi-engine rating requires a private or commercial pilot certificate and at least a third class medical. There is no requirement for a written knowledge exam, only an oral and practical flight test.
How many flight hours does it take?
On the average, about 10-15 hours of flight training. Flight training is done to FAA/ PTS standards.
Is it difficult to fly a multi-engine aircraft?
Not difficult, just more complex. Multi-engine flying requires more specific knowledge of aircraft systems and emergency procedures and multi-engine aerodynamics and engine-out procedures than single-engine flying. You will receive adequate ground instruction and reference material on these topics.
Do I need an instrument rating to fly a multi-engine aircraft?
No, however, if you hold an instrument rating and want instrument privileges, you will have to demonstrate instrument proficiency on the practical flight test. If you are a commercial pilot and plan on a flying career, multi-engine instrument privileges are essential.
Can I rent and carry passengers in your multi-engine aircraft after receiving a multi-engine rating?
Yes. Up to 20 total hours of instruction may be required to fly without an instructor on board.
Can I use a flight simulator?
Absolutely! DCT’S flight simulator is the perfect tool to demonstrate and practice difficult and dangerous engine-out and emergency procedures safely in a variety of adverse weather conditions and difficult terrain scenarios, without compromising safety. Click on the link to DCT-IN-MOTION on this site for more information on simulator training.