Many pilots eventually wish to advance their flying skills by moving on to flying multi-engine aircraft. You may choose to do this for professional reasons to advance your flying career, but if you are a private pilot you may be interested in a multi-engine endorsement to further your enjoyment and add a higher level of safety to your flying.
Multi-engine aircraft are usually larger and will fly further, higher, faster and provide for a more comfortable ride than most single-engine aircraft. In order to safely fly these aircraft it is important to consider that multi-engine aircraft are also more complicated to operate.
An initial multi-engine endorsement with Par Avion Flight Training (PAFT) will cover all aspects of operating a multi-engine aeroplane, including normal and abnormal operations. It is important to understand the definitions relating to multi-engine flying, performance, engine failure and asymmetric (single-engine) handling.
Initially you will go out to the training area for some basic aircraft familiarisation, before learning to fly the aircraft on only one engine (asymmetric). Then it is back into the circuit area for some circuits, firstly with both engines working and then, when you have mastered the speed and handling of the aircraft, it is time to hone your skills when only one of the engines is operating. All flight training is carefully managed by one of our senior flight instructors.
CASA’s syllabus recommends 7 hours of training for an initial multi-engine endorsement.
Choice of aircraft
We have a variety of aircraft types available for the multi-engine endorsement. We recommend the following:
- Beechcraft Duchess
- Britten Norman Islander
We also have more advanced aircraft available, including:
- Piper Navajo/Chieftain
- Cessna Titan
Contact us to discuss training and costs.