If your goal is to someday fly for a major airline, you will need to obtain a multi-engine rating. All airlines require their applicants have at least 100 hours of multi-engine time
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If your goal is to someday fly for a major airline, you will need to obtain a multi-engine rating. All airlines require their applicants have at least 100 hours of multi-engine time. The multi-engine rating allows you to perform the duties of pilot-in-command of a complexmulti-engine aircraft. Even if you do not plan to make a career out of flying, multi-engine aircrafts typically allow you to fly higher, farther, and faster than their single-engine counterparts.
To add a multi-engine rating to your private or commercial license, the FAA requires an instructor endorsement and a practical test. There is no written exam required for the multi-engine rating, but you will need to study the multi-engine knowledge (performance, aerodynamics, emergency operations, etc.) for your check ride. Training for the multi-engine rating can be accomplished in around 10 hours of flight time.
- Technologically Advanced Aircraft
- Aircraft Rental* (12 hours)
- Instruction (16 hours)
- Multi-Engine CPC Kit
- FAA Check Ride (paid to examiner)
- *Aircraft rental based on block rate. Hours are based on student averages. Instruction includes flight instruction, ground instruction, and pre/post briefing.
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“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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible to get a pilots license?
- Be at least 17 years old.
- Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
- Pass a required knowledge test.
- Pass a required oral and practical flight test administered by a FAA designated examiner.
- Hold either a student or sport pilot certificate.
- Get a Third Class Medical Certificate.
How much time with it take?
IN THE AIR - The FAA requires a minimum of 40 Hours Total Flight Time with 20 Hours Flight Instruction. However, many students require more time. There's no rush and we won't push you to complete your training until you're ready. Our students average around 50 total hours of training.
ON THE GROUND - 35 Hours Ground Instruction