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Multi-Engine Rating


A multi-engine rating opens up a world of opportunities. With a private pilot or commercial pilot certificate and a multi-engine rating you can now take more family and friends, to farther away destinations, faster than ever before. No more waiting for security at MCO, with a multi-engine rating you can now take business trips with much less hassle. As a commercial pilot with a multi-engine rating you have just opened the door to many more job opportunities including an airline career.



Popular Questions

Do we actually shutdown the engine during training?

Yes! You will perform a shutdown and restart during you training. You will also perform a shutdown / restart during your practical test! All of our shutdowns and restarts are conducted at high altitude over the airport. Emergency operations at low attitude will be simulated!


Is the Duchess available for solo rental?

Yes! As long as you complete our multi-engine course or if you already have a multi-engine license, then you must complete a checkout with one of our multi-engine instructors.


I am a private pilot with an IFR rating. After the course will I have IFR privileges flying a multi-engine aircraft?

Yes! During your practical test you will have to perform at least one single-engine instrument approach (simulated). An applicant with an instrument rating, regardless of private or commercial requires 5 hours of instrument training with our 141 multi-engine course! Applicants without an instrument rating will still perform basic instrument maneuvers and must meet the minimum IFR hours under FAR part 141 appendix I.


Does Sunair have a mutli-engine simulator, if so how many hours are approved for the multi-engine course?

Yes! We have a Beech Baron 58 full motion simulator. As per FAA part 141 Appendix I, for a commercial multi-engine add-on, 2 hours are permitted and for a private multi-engine add-on, 0.4 hours are permitted.


After I complete my MEL rating, how many hours do I need as PIC to rent the Duchess solo?

None! If you complete our multi-engine course, you’re permitted to rent the Duchess for solo rental!



Entry Prerequisites

  • FAA 3rd Class medical
  • Private pilot or commercial pilot airplane single-engine land
  • Rental form completed
  • US unexpired Passport or Birth Certificate and government issued Photo ID
  • TSA logbook endorsement



Hour Break Down

Minimum hours of training under FAR 141 Appendix I


  • 15 hours of flight instruction in the following areas:
  • Commercial add on 100 nautical mile straight-line distance (2 hour) day and night cross-country
  • Private add on 3 hours cross-country and 3 hours of night. The night requirements will included a night cross-country (more than 50 nautical miles) and 10 takeoff / landings
  • Single-engine operations, emergencies, navigation, Instrument flying, stalls, steep turns, and more!
  • 15 hours of ground instruction



Approximate Cost: $7,290


Pricing doesn’t include taxes, training supplies, or practical test fees. Prices subject to change.