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What is Required for a Multi-Engine Rating? 2020-11-01T19:56:14+00:00

What is Required for a Multi-Engine Rating?

Are you a single-engine pilot considering gaining a multi-engine rating and wondering what is required? Here, we’ll break down the FAA’s requirements and why Sierra Charlie Aviation is the flight school of choice for those looking for a fast, but comprehensive, approach to training.

What is Required for a Multi-Engine Rating?Earning your multi-engine rating will allow you to operate an aircraft that is more complex and powerful. With greater thrills, speed, and distances come greater responsibility as well. We provide a program that prepares pilots for this status in one week.

As an add-on endorsement, this program requires an existing private or commercial pilot certificate. The course doesn’t have any minimum flight hours required, but those gained will help job seekers who want the endorsement for career purposes. To pass the course and earn the endorsement, you’ll have to clear a checkride that is a verbal and practical evaluation.

Prerequisites for Participation

  • Current FAA Medical approval
  • Proof of US citizenship or TSA authorization
  • Existing private or commercial pilot certificate

Program Components

The multi-engine rating course from Sierra Charlie Aviation covers everything a pilot needs to know to safely operate a twin-engine aircraft. Multi-engine aircraft have significant differences that demand study. At Sierra Charlie, you can learn in a personalized, individual environment since we’re a Part 61-authorized training school as opposed to a rigidly structured Part 141 flight school.

During our program of study, you’ll learn all of the following critical information:

  • Preflight preparation
  • Preflight procedures
  • Airport operations
  • Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
  • Performance maneuvers
  • Navigation
  • Slow flight and stalls
  • Emergency operations
  • Multi-engine operations
  • High-altitude operations
  • Post flight procedures

You’ll prepare in the classroom and in the air with our program. Learning the aircraft’s systems and their limitations, basic flight performance during normal and single-engine operations, aerodynamics, and more are all critical elements pilots must learn. During flight training, you’ll review and practice all possible scenarios, including single-engine flight, spins, and other hazardous situations.

What Sierra Charlie Aviation Has to Offer

Sierra Charlie Aviation has every element needed for successful flight training. Starting with the fact that we have 100% success with our multi-engine program, multiple reasons suggest you’d do well to choose us for your pursuit of the endorsement.

Clear skies and calm winds offer pilots great flying conditions 350+ days of the year around the Scottsdale Airport where we operate. Scottsdale is also near several practice fields and comfortable accommodations for your stay during the week.

Our success is also seen in the awards we’ve received. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has repeatedly recognized our owner, our instructors, and the overall training experience at Sierra Charlie Aviation as worthy of acclaim among all the institutions in the country.

Our students learn in state-of-the-art planes. Multi-engine training occurs in our 2019 PA-44 Piper Seminole in the sky and a Redbird FMX Flight Simulator on the ground. Both pieces of equipment are considered the standard for such training, and the simulator’s availability allows pilots to practice their skills without accumulating flying costs.

Knowing what is required for a multi-engine rating should lead you to Sierra Charlie Aviation. Pilots who finish our program are ready for their checkride and future employment. To explore all of your options, call us to schedule a consultation at (480) 474-4115. Give us a week, and we’ll make you a twin-engine pilot.