MEP – Multi-Engine Piston Rating

The UK CAA Multi-Engine Piston rating course provides the training required for a candidate with no multi engine aeroplane experience to obtain the UK CAA Multi-Engine Piston Rating.

Unlike some of the larger commercial flight schools, we can offer flexibility with your training – with tailor-made courses and availability seven days per week.

Course Entry Requirements

PPL (A) with a minimum of 70 hours as Pilot in Command since issue.

Flight Training

The flight training course for a single pilot, multi-engine class rating includes:

  • a minimum of 2 hours 30 minutes of dual flight instruction under normal conditions of multi-engine aeroplane operations; and
  • at least 3 hours 30 minutes of dual flight instruction in engine failure procedures and asymmetric flight techniques.

Ground Training

The theoretical knowledge course for a single pilot, multi-engine class rating shall include at least 7 hours of instruction in multi-engine aeroplane operations.

The syllabus of theoretical knowledge includes the following:

  • Detailed listing for aeroplane structure and equipment;
  • Normal operation of systems and malfunctions;
  • Limitations;
  • Performance;
  • Flight planning;
  • Load and balance and servicing;
  • Emergency procedures;

A theoretical written examination with a 75% pass mark is based on general and aircraft-specific topics. This is required before your skills test. 

A revalidation is required annually and can also be carried out at Redhill Aviation Flight Centre.

Multi Engine Piston Training Package

  • Based on minimum flight hours at discounted rate, all prices are inclusive of VAT.
  • The discounted rate is available by payment of the MEP Rating cost in full.
  • The package fee is based on 5 full stop landings at Redhill, 10 touch and go’s, the theory exam and also a months membership of the club.
  • Additional Training is £495 per hour
  • The MEP Skills test is budgeted using 1 hour private hire of the aircraft plus 1 landing fee and 3 touch and gos as well as the examiner fee for the test.

Beechcraft 76 Duchess
MEP Rating (6 Hours)£2,970.00
MEP Rating Package (Training + Theory Exam + Landing Fees etc)£3,355.00
MEP Skills Test (Aircraft + Examiner + Landing Fees)£675.00

As with all other courses, please contact us should you have any questions, or better still arrange a visit to speak to a senior instructor to discuss your flying needs. 

Need to Revalidate / Renew your MEP Rating?

We are able to revalidate and renew your MEP rating. With good availability (including weekends) and tailor-made training (if necessary) please contact us to discuss your particular requirements.