Adding a multi-engine rating will open you up to a whole new world of possibilities. Fly farther and faster while carrying more passengers and luggage to any destination that you can imagine. If your goal is to land a lob with the airlines a multi-engine rating will be a crucial step on that path.
Larger planes generally have two engines, can fly longer distances and carry more passengers. More capability makes a twin engine rating the next step in your progression as a pilot.
- Hold a valid private pilot certificate or commercial rating
- Have a valid 3rd Class Medical
- Must be 17 years old
- You must be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English Language
- Completed and logged the appropriate ground and flight training for the multi engine rating.
- Operate the aircraft to FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS)
- Pass the FAA Oral and Practical Exam
- No minimum flight hours required
Since there are no minimum flight hours required to qualify for the FAA exam, you must demonstrate the ability to operate the aircraft to FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS). This is generally obtained in 8-15 hours of ground and flight training.
$50/hour for pilot time plus cost of rental.
Piper PA-23 Aztec
- Carries 6: pilot plus 5 passengers
- 2100 lb payload
- Up to 192 gals of fuel, normal is 144 leaving over 110 lbs for people and cargo
- Cruise is 165 knots at 10,000 feet burning 22 gals/hour
- Range is longer than your bladder
Wet Rate: none
Dry Rate $195 per hour
Instrument Rating Required for Rental w/o an Instructor