Multi-engine airplanes are faster, heavier and offer some advantages for safety.
The multi-engine rating is either for the Private Pilot who owns a multi-engine airplane or flies one for business, or for the Commercial Pilot who needs to become more marketable in this competitive industry.
Possessing this rating has similar advantages to having the Instrument rating - the demands to your skills as a pilot are increased and with this comes all the related confidence, satisfaction and ability. Multiengine airplanes are generally faster, heavier and offer some advantages for the safety of your flight. FAA regulations allow you to fly over open waters and in certain parts of the world this alone can make all the difference.
Some reasons for obtaining the Multi-engine rating:
Get faster to your destination and have more time for business.
Get a competitive edge in the commercial aviation and get hired faster.
Fly over open waters.
What AOA offers to your advantage:
Variety of air strips minutes away from your airbase - you'll practice landing on short, long, narrow and wide fields.
Best prices for your training hours and for renting.
Always available and well serviced airplanes.
FAA (Minimum) Requirements:
Hold at least Private Pilot certificate.
Have an endorsement from a CFI (Certified Flight Instructor).
You can read more about the detailed requirements and the privileges these licenses give you here: www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates
or call us at 631-777-7772
and we'll be happy to go over them with you.