Pilots often like redundancy to reduce risk, and with a multi-engine airplane, the addition of another engine affords us a heavier carrying capacity, as well as an increase in performance. With the added engine, pilots will learn how to safely fly with one operating engine in the event of an emergency. By learning how to operate multi-engine aircraft safely, pilots will be rewarded with more power, performance, and the prospect of flying bigger airplanes.
Our Beechcraft Baron is San Carlos Flight Center’s multi-engine airplane. With a comfortable interior, advanced avionics, and retractable landing gear, pilots will train in comfort as they experience flight on two engines. Pilots will first review ground knowledge on the aircraft’s systems, as well as aerodynamics on one-engine operation. Instruction in the aircraft consists of emergency procedures, single-engine operations, appropriate maneuvers, and normal two-engine operations.
Ready to begin multi-engine training? Contact the Flight Center to get started.
The multi-engine rating varies depending on previous pilot experience, but it generally takes around 10-15 hours of flight time. Earning your commercial multi-engine certificate may take a little longer due to the stricter checkride tolerances required to pass.
An instrument rating and commercial certificate are highly recommended, but not required.