Airman Flight School

Multi Engine Rating at Airman Flight Training: Expand Your Horizons in Aviation

Embark on an exhilarating journey in aviation with Airman Flight Training's Multi Engine Rating program. This course is designed for pilots who aspire to master the art of flying multi-engine aircraft, a crucial step in advancing your aviation career. Adding this rating to your existing Private Pilot License (PPL), Commercial Pilot License (CPL), or Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) unlocks new, exciting opportunities in the aviation industry.

Your journey to multi-engine proficiency is a seamless ascent with Airman Flight School. Post-PPL pilots find it advantageous to train after achieving their CPL and Instrument Rating, maximizing knowledge absorption and cost-effectiveness. Our program, typically spanning 10-15 flight hours, encompasses:

  • Ground training in VFR and IFR operations
  • In-depth understanding of multi-engine aerodynamics
  • Mastery of aircraft systems, emergency operations, and one-engine inoperative scenarios

    Transitioning to a multi-engine aircraft introduces you to advanced aviation elements, including retractable landing gear and variable-pitch propellers. Your prior flying experience paves the way for this advanced rating, eliminating the need for a written exam. An oral test and successful checkride are your final waypoints.

Tailored to your schedule, the MER program can be completed in approximately two weeks, with total costs ranging from $2,000-$6,000, encompassing all facets of training and FAA certification.

Stay sharp in the cockpit with annual renewals, ensuring your skills are always current and compliant.

A Multi-Engine Rating is more than a credential; it’s a career catalyst. It expands your horizons, from regional to charter airlines, adding versatility to your aviation portfolio. Experience the adrenaline of higher speeds and greater power, and prepare for the command of larger aircraft.

  • Why Choose Multi Engine Rating?

    Flying a multi-engine aircraft offers a blend of speed, power, and performance enhancement. It prepares pilots for more complex operations, significantly boosting their proficiency and employability in the global aviation market. Whether your goal is to join regional airlines, charter services, or simply broaden your flying capabilities, our Multi Engine Rating is an indispensable part of your professional pilot training.


    • General Requirements: Be at least 17 years old and proficient in English and basic Math.
    • Medical Requirements: Hold a valid Medical Certificate from the FAA.
    • Hours Requirements: Current flying status is necessary, with at least a single-engine private pilot certification.
  • Training Process:

    Our program, typically completed in 10-15 flight ground and flight training, covering both VFR and IFR operations. While there’s no minimum time requirement, our tailored approach ensures a deep understanding of multi-engine aerodynamics, aircraft systems, and emergency operations. Key training areas include:

    • Performance and limitations of multi-engine aircraft.
    • Navigational and performance maneuvers.
    • Engine failure protocols and single-engine operations.
    • Advanced preflight and post-flight procedures.

    This transition presents unique challenges, introducing students to retractable landing gear, controllable pitch props, and more intricate checklists. Our expert instructors guide you through every step, ensuring a seamless shift from single-engine to multi-engine aircraft.

Examination Process
Cost and Duration

Upon demonstrating proficiency, students undergo a check ride. If you already hold a pilot certificate, no written exam is required—just an oral test and the check ride. For private pilot applicants, standard PPL requirements apply, including a knowledge exam.

The course duration is flexible, typically spanning two weeks, depending on your regularity and dedication. The total cost, including ground training, aircraft flying hours, rental fees, and FAA Examiner fees, ranges from approximately $2,000 to $6,000.

Is a Multi Engine Rating Worth It?

Absolutely! A Multi Engine Rating not only enriches your skillset but also significantly enhances your career prospects in aviation. It's an investment in your future, opening doors to more advanced flying opportunities and making you a valuable asset in the competitive aviation market.