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Multi-Engine Training

Have you ever thought about adding a multi-engine rating to your pilot certificate? Whether you want to be a professional pilot or just fly faster, safer, and further we can help!

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Plans and Pricing

Get your multi-engine rating in our twin-engine four-seat 2019 Tecnam P2006T with fully retractable landing gear and the stability of superior high-wing configuration.  It truly flies just like a Cessna 172  and is the easiest twin out there to fly and train in. According to at least one Boeing 777-300 driver the Tecnam P2006T is a “small aircraft with big aircraft traits”.  A former instructor for FlightSafety International who has flown the Embraer E-170 for a regional airline, it handles easily on the ground but acts ” like a bigger, heavier twin in the air.”  See the full article from the July 2021 edition of AOPA Pilot Magazine:  https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2021/july/pilot/little-big-twin

PRIVATE OR INSTRUMENT PILOT MULTI-ENGINE RATING

Want to increase safety, speed or room to haul the family?  Then you may need to rent or purchase a multi-engine aircraft for personal use.  If so, you will need this rating. Add your Multi-engine Rating to your Single Engine Instrument Rating or Private Pilot Certificate with our 3-4 day course.

In order to obtain your Multi-Engine rating, private or instrument-rated private pilots are only required to hold a third class medical or higher and receive and log ground and flight training on the areas of operation set forth in FAR sec. 61.107 (b)(2). Notably, no minimum hour requirements apply other than 3 hours in the two calendar months before the checkride.  However, experience shows that 10 hours is usually optimal for this training. The checkride consists of an oral and practical exam but no written exam. When you pass your checkride you are able to act as PIC in a multi-engine airplane under Visual Flight Rules or Instrument Flight Rules if you already have your instrument rating.

COMMERCIAL MULTI-ENGINE RATING

Plan to fly for the airlines?  For most airlines, you will need your multi-engine rating with 25 hours of multi-engine time.  Add your Multi-Engine rating to your commercial pilot certificate in a matter of days.

In order to obtain your Multi-Engine rating commercial pilots are only required to receive and log ground and flight training on the areas of operation set forth in FAR sec. 61.127 (b)(2). Notably, no minimum hour requirements apply other than 3 hours in the two calendar months preceding the checkride but experience shows that 10 hours is usually optimal for this training.  The checkride consists of an oral and practical exam but no written exam. When you pass your checkride you are able to act as PIC in a multi-engine airplane for hire.

MULTI-ENGINE INSTRUCTOR RATING

This rating will allow you to instruct students for their Multi-Engine rating and earn more as an instructor while you build more time faster for your future plans.

In order to test for your Multi-Engine Instructor rating, if you are already at least a certified flight instructor with a commercial Multi-Engine Rating, you are only required to have received and logged ground and flight training in the areas of operation required by FAR sec. 61.185 and 61.187 and be proficient in those areas.  Then you must have logged at least 15 hours PIC in a multi-engine airplane  if you have not already done so.  Notably, no minimum training requirements apply but experience shows that 10 hours is usually optimal for this training.  The checkride consists of an oral and practical exam but no written exam. When you pass your checkride you are able to act as an instructor in a multi-engine airplane for hire.

PRIVATE OR INSTRUMENT MULTI-ENGINE RATING

$ 6,140
  • Aircraft Rental (**10 hours)
  • Instruction (**20 hours)
  • Multi-engine CPC kit
  • *FAA Check Ride

COMMERCIAL MULTI-ENGINE RATING

$ 6,140
  • Aircraft Rental (**10 hours)
  • Instruction (**20 hours)
  • Multi-engine CPC kit
  • *FAA Check Ride

MULTI-ENGINE INSTRUCTOR RATING

$ 6,140
  • Aircraft Rental (**10 hours)
  • Instruction (**20 hours)
  • Multi-engine CPC kit
  • *FAA Check Ride

What Others Are Saying

“I absolutely CANNOT say enough good things about this operation! Just got my CFI from them, and had fun doing it (which I’m told is not a common phenomenon). It took minimal time, and the cost was about what you’d expect to pay at American Flyers, or ATP for CFI. However, the quality of training you will receive here will far exceed the standard of the “pilot mills”. Larry was my primary instructor but I also flew with Josh, Durant and Mike, all of whom were very knowledgeable and professional (in addition being “down to earth”, and cool). Look no further than these guys for all of your flight training needs! They’re awesome!!!” - Damian W.
“Known to be one of the best Part 61 Flight Schools for a reason! Tampa Bay Aviation, headquartered at Clearwater Airpark boasts an amazing fleet of fixed wing and rotor craft aircraft, that are always kept in excellent condition and ready to fly at a moments notice. This flight school has the best team of Certified Flight Instructor’s I have ever trained with. Taking into account the excellent rental rates for quality aircraft, with highly experienced staff, it is truly safe to say Tampa Bay Aviation is one of the top Flight Schools in the nation!” ~ Jose A.
“Tampa Bay Aviation is an excellent operation. My son did his flight training here last summer and earned his Private Pilot License, and it inspired me to learn to fly as well. The instructors are excellent, the aircraft are up to date and the staff is friendly and helpful. We have recommended them to several friends and they have had excellent experiences as well. Overall, it is a great place to fly. i HIGHLY recommend it!” - Eric M.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Multi Engine Commercial Add On

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must hold commercial ASEL rating*
  • Pass a required oral and practical flight test administered a FAA. designated examiner.
  • Hold at least a second class medical.


Multi Engine Instructor-Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must hold a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) ASEL rating*
  • Pass a required oral and practical flight test administered a FAA. designated examiner
  • Hold at least a third class medical.


*In certain cases, we are able to do multi engine commercial and MEI ratings as initial ratings, and not as add-ons. Please contact us directly for a custom quote.

Multi Engine Commercial Add On
The FAA does not require a minimum number of hours under part 61 in order to be eligible for the checkride, however we are seeing that our students are averaging 5-10 hours of flight training.
Part 141 training requires 15 hours of training prior to the checkride.

Multi Engine Instructor
The FAA requires that you have 15 hours PIC in the category and class of aircraft that you are using for your checkride. Otherwise, there is no minimum number of hours required for the training under part 61.
Part 141 training requires 25 hours of training prior to the checkride.

The price will vary depending on how many hours it takes for you to complete the rating.
Please see our current rental rates for our multi engine hourly rates and block rates.

We suggest flying a minimum of 2-3 times a week in order to progress through your training efficiently. Our schedule allows for a customize-able schedule which allows you to choose your own class times and pace! 

We have a couple of different payment options available!

PAY AS YOU GO- This option allows you to pay after each lesson. The lesson prices will vary depending on what you work on each day and how long you are in the plane/with your instructor.

BLOCK RATES- Our block rates allow you to put money down on your account via cash or check to receive a discount on the hourly rate of the aircraft. We will draw from your deposit each time you fly and let you know when you are running low.

FINANCING- We work with Flight Training Finance, We Florida Financial, and Stratus Financial to help finance your training. Get more information on these companies here.

To be an airline pilot you will need to hold an Airline Transport Pilot rating, however there are a few steps to take before you get there! 
Below we have outlined the most common way that we see people reach their airline pilot goals!

PRIVATE- First you will need to get your private pilot license. This allows you to rent an aircraft and go fly when the weather is looking good! 

INSTRUMENT- After your private pilot rating you will get your instrument rating. This adds on an extra level of safety by teaching you how to fly in in-climate weather  and through clouds with no reference to the ground. During your instrument rating you will also learn how to fly on a flight plan and shoot approaches to an airport in low visibility situations! 

COMMERCIAL- The next step is to get your commercial rating. This rating allows you to fly for hire, however you will not have enough time or experience to be able to go fly for the airlines yet. At this point you will have about 250 hours worth of flight time.

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR- Your flight instructor rating allows you to teach others how to fly while building your hours toward the airline minimums (1500 hours). 

AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT- After building up your time as a flight instructor, you can get hired on by an airline that will then pay for your airline transport pilot ratings and give you a type rating in the aircraft that they fly. You will need 25 hours of multi engine time prior to being hired on at the airlines which most people acquire either after their commercial as an add on rating or as a flight instructor in a multi engine aircraft. 

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