What is the Multi Engine Piston – MEP(A) Class Rating?
MEP(A) Class Rating allows you to pilot aircraft with more than one engine under VFR
The Multi Engine Piston – MEP(A) rating extends the privileges of a Private Pilot License – PPL(A) or Commercial Pilot License – CPL(A) and allows you to fly an aircraft with more than one engine under Visual Flight Rules – VFR.
One of the main takeaways of the training is to understand the differences between a single engine piston and a multi-engine piston aircraft
What are the Multi Engine Piston – MEP(A) Class Rating course entry requirements?
The Multi Engine Piston – MEP(A) Class Rating course entry requirements are as follows:
- To be at least PPL(A) holder
You need to be a holder of a valid EASA Private Pilot License – PPL(A) or Commercial Pilot License – CPL(A).
- To be at least Class 2 Medical holder
You need to be physically fit for flying (capable of holding EASA Class 2 Pilot Medical Certificate).
- To be proficient in the English language
You need to be proficient in the English language ICAO English Language Proficiency minimum level 4).
- To have sufficient flight experience (70 hours PIC)
Prior to the final practical flight examination, you need to have at least 70 PIC flight hours (If you wish to find out more about how to build your Pilot in Command hours, please click here).
What can I do with my Multi Engine Piston – MEP(A) Class Rating?
The Multi Engine Piston – MEP(A) class rating allows you to fly an airplane with more than one engine under VFR
The Multi Engine Piston rating extends the privileges of PPL(A) or CPL(A) to flying airplanes with more than one engine under Visual Flight Rules – VFR.
Once you complete your Multi Engine Piston Class rating training, you will get your MEP(A) qualification added on your EASA Private Pilot License – PPL(A) or EASA Commercial Pilot License – CPL(A).
The Multi Engine Piston rating is valid for 12 months and is renewed with a flight test with a Flight Examiner.
How can I get my Multi Engine Piston – MEP(A) Class Rating?
Step 1: complete the theoretical training
Theoretical preparation takes 15 hours with an instructor, during which you will become familiar with the multi engine piston airplane, systems and aerodynamics. You will also learn the procedures and maneuvers that apply in multi-engine airplane during normal and engine-out operations under VFR and IFR.
Step 2: complete the practical training
The flight training takes 6 hours of VFR dual general flight instruction including engine failure procedures and asymmetric flight techniques.
The training is divided into 2 stages.
You will become familiar with the multi-engine airplane used in the training course and with the human factors concepts and issues relating to multi-engine operations. Additionally, through the introduction and review of multi-engine maneuvers and procedures, you will learn to fly the multi-engine airplane under day VFR conditions during normal two-engine operations. Minimum requirements according to Part FCL (flight crew licensing) is 2.5 hours during normal operation of an aircraft (with both engines).
You will learn the techniques and procedures required for the performance of engine-out operations in the multi-engine airplane. According to Part FCL minimum required time at least 3.5 hours of dual flight instruction in engine failure procedures and asymmetric flight techniques. In addition, you will conduct a review of the maneuvers and procedures performed in Stage I.
Step 3: pass a practical flight examination
To prove your practical skills, you will need to pass practical flight test with an approved examiner.
You will need to prove your ability to:
- operate the airplane within its limitations,
- complete course specific manoeuvres as smooth and as accurate as possible,
- exercise good judgment and airmanship,
- apply aeronautical knowledge,
- maintain control of the airplane at all times.
How much does the Multi Engine Piston – MEP(A) Class Rating course cost?
The course price starts from 2961 EUR. Training fees are covering the following items and services:
- Instructor time for ground school & practical training
- Plane rental, including fuel
- Access to the Learning Management System
- All training manuals
*All training fees are bound to the actual exchange rates of the local currency of the Flying Academy base where the training or a part of the training is provided. Learn more about complete training fees.
How long does it take to complete the Multi Engine Piston – MEP(A) Class Rating?
The duration of Multi Engine Piston – MEP(A) training depends on the trainee’s time availability for both theoretical and practical training and the minimum duration is 1 week.