Multi-Engine Training

Multi-Engine Training

Are you ready to take your flying to the next level? It may be time to earn your multi-engine rating, or AMEL. Flying twin engine airplanes allows you to fly farther, faster, more safely, and carry more weight. That really expands the possibilities for weekend getaways!

SCFC’s primary multi-engine trainer, a Beechcraft model 76 Duchess, is the foundation of SCFC's multi-engine training program. The cool, fast, multi-engine trip plane, a Piper Turbo Seneca II, has 6 seats and oxygen, and is built for longer trips with friends and gear.

Training and Proficiency Requirements

There are no specific hour requirements for adding a multi-engine rating to your certificate. It is entirely based on competency. The FAA requires training in areas similar to those for ASEL, such as preflight procedures, basic maneuvers on the ground and in flight, and emergency operations. Once you have reached a high level of proficiency, you will take the proficiency test (checkride) and earn your multi-engine rating.

Time Estimate

Like all flight training, this answer depends almost entirely upon the student. If you can devote a block of time, you could earn your multi engine rating in as little as a week. It will depend on how often you fly and how quickly you develop proficiency. SCFC offers personalized, one-on-one training that is tailored to fit your schedule and your needs.

Call us today to schedule your first flight in a multi-engine airplane (650) 946-1700.