Multi-engine rating MEP(L)

MEP(L) is an additional license written in the PPL (A) or CPL (A) license, which entitles the pilot to operate on multi-engine land piston aircraft. According to the Part-FCL requirements, the candidate must complete theoretical training in a minimum of 7 hours and pay a minimum of 6 hours on an MEP(L) class aircraft in an approved training organization. The MEP(L) entitlement is valid for 12 months from the date of entering rating to the license.

The prerequisites for the permission for flights on multi-engine MEP(L) aircraft include the possession of class 1 or class 2 medical certificates. Due to the complexity of multi-engine aircraft (often also the first meeting with the so-called “Glass Cockpit”, extension of training time by additional hours is highly recommended) a CPL(A) or PPL(A) license is required, including a flight experience of at least 70 hours as a pilot-in-command (PIC).

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The course of the training for entitlement of Multi-engine rating MEP(L):

  • 7 hours of theoretical training in a stationary mode (individual or group classes);
  • minimum 6 hours of flights as part of practical training;
  • practical exam and obtaining a license entry.

Practical training is conducted on a multi-engine airplane and includes 2 hours 30 minutes of flight training with an instructor under normal conditions of operations performed by multi-engine airplanes and 3 hours 30 minutes of flight training with an instructor regarding procedures in the event of one engine failure and control techniques in asymmetric thrust conditions.

The world’s most popular aircrafts used for training for entitlement of Multi-engine rating MEP(L):

  • American Piper Seneca PA-34 is a construction developed for over 30 years, characterized by good volatile properties, is equipped with two Continental injection engines which develops a 440 hp MOC. He takes 6 people on board, and he likes high heights and speeds.
  • The Austrian Diamond DA-42 is a very modern construction equipped with diesel engines fueled with aviation kerosene the same as for Boeing jets. The carbon fiber fuselage and the Garmin G1000 digital glass avionics introduces us into the 21st century.
  • The Italian Tecnam P2006T, which revolutionized the market for multi-engine training. Everything seems to be like it used to be, but with the difference that instead of two gasoline engines for gasoline, it’s now flying on economical Rotaxes for gasoline. It is not surprising, therefore, that several units of this new construction are stationed in Poland.

2 Do lotów na samolotach wielosilnikowych MEP(L)