Multi Engine Piston (MEP) Rating
The Multi Engine Piston Rating allows you to progress your flying onto a more powerful, twin engine aircraft. This can be done simply for pleasure or if you wish to go into an airline career, the MEP is an essential part of your training.
The course consists of 7 hours of ground school training and 6 hours of flight training completed in VFR conditions.
The flight training consists of a minimum of:
- 2 hours 30 minutes dual instruction under normal, multi-engine flight conditions
- 3 hours 30 minutes of dual instruction on engine failures and asymmetric flight techniques.
Before starting the course, the candidate must have a valid PPL (A) or CPL (A) with a minimum of 70 hours of Pilot in Command time. The course typically takes 1 week to complete.
Upon completion of the ground school and flight training, the candidate must pass a written exam, achieving 75% or greater and a practical skills test with a flight examiner. If you plan to continue with an IR course, the MEP skills test can be completed after the IR training, to allow you to gain more experience in handling the aircraft.