Ready to transition to multiengine flying? Here’s how.

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For any pilot on a professional career track, or for those looking to experience larger, faster, higher-flying aircraft, a multiengine rating on your Private or Commercial certificate is a logical next step. A multiengine rating will increase your marketability and 50 hours of multiengine time is required for the Airline Transport Pilot certificate (multiengine) – a requirement for all airline jobs.

And it’s never too soon to start learning. Sporty’s recently released Mutliengine Training course will guide you through each step of the rating, from the intricacies of multiengine aerodynamics to engine-out flight maneuvers.

Sporty’s Multiengine training course includes an array of popular twins like the Piper Seminole, Beech Baron, and Diamond Twin Star that you’re likely to encounter at your flight school. The fuel, hydraulic and electrical systems of these airplanes are explained, along with flight planning and performance calculations. Single engine approaches are also demonstrated including tips on handling engine failures during IFR flight.

Throughout the course you’ll see dynamic 4K video from both inside and outside the cockpit as you fly all the required maneuvers. Sophisticated animations make complicated topics easy to understand and a complete document library is always available for review. There’s even a review quiz to brush up on your knowledge. The course can be accessed on all your devices, from iPhone to laptop to tablet, with automatic sync. Sporty’s Multiengine Training Course is everything you need to take the next step in your flying career.

Once your online training is complete, you’ll be able to download your certificate of completion and be ready to enroll in a multiengine course at your local flight school.

The multiengine rating does not require a FAA written exam or a minimum amount of flight experience, but expect for most multiengine transition courses (for existing Private or Commercial airplane pilots) to acquire 5-10 hours of flying.

The multiengine rating requires an instructor endorsement and the completion of a FAA practical test on the items outlined in the current airman certification standards. Specific multiengine operations for Commercial pilot include manuevering with one engine inoperative, a Vmc demonstration, and an instrument approach to landing with one engine simulated inoperative.

For more information, see the multiengine course preview below or Learn more at sportys.com.

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