Multi-Engine Rating

Multi-Engine Rating

Ready to start flying bigger planes? A multi-engine rating is a must have for any pilot pursuing a career in aviation. With your multi rating you can start building hours to meet airline minimums. Plus, you’ll discover the challenges and joys that come with flying these larger planes.

Planning on Flying Twin Engines or More? Time for Some Multi-Engine Training.

Pilots with a multi-engine rating enjoy an incredible improvement in the performance and capabilities of multi-engine aircraft. The multi-engine rating training focuses on both VFR and IFR flight plans. While there aren't technically a minimum number of hours required for this rating, it does require an instructor endorsement before the final checkride.

Multi-Engine Rating

1-2 Week Time Frame

Multi-Engine Flight Training Package Includes:

  • 10 hrs. of flight instruction in Thrust Flight's Piper Seminole
  • 5 hrs. personalized ground instruction


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English
  • Must hold a Private Pilot License
  • Hold at least a current third-class FAA medical certificate

The multi-engine rating is an additional aircraft class rating. A person who applies for an additional class rating on a pilot

  • Must have a logbook or training record endorsement from an authorized instructor attesting that the person was found competent in the appropriate aeronautical knowledge areas and proficient in the appropriate areas of operation.
  • Must pass the practical test.

There are no specified training time requirements, and there is no additional knowledge test that must be taken

Starting from $4,725

Ready to start your multi-engine training program? Give us a call or fill out our contact form and we'll build the perfect program for you.

Multi-Engine Rating Frequently Asked Questions

Is accelerated multi-engine training available?

Yes, we do offer accelerated multi-engine training. This can typically be accomplished in 4-5 days. Give us a call to see when we have availability to schedule accelerated multi training.

Why get a multi-engine rating?

If you plan on working for an airline, a multi-engine rating is required as well as a minimum number of hours. Even if you aren’t planning to work for the airlines, most professional pilot jobs will inevitably have you flying a multi-engine plane at some point, so it’s a good idea to earn it when you can.

How long does it take to get a multi-engine pilot license?

If you are flying full time you could easily get it done in one week assuming you already have a commercial certificate. If you’re flying part time then it may take 2-3 weeks.

Is there a written test for a multi-engine rating?

If you already have a commercial rating then there is no written test since it is a commercial add on. If, however, you don’t have a commercial rating there is a written exam and it will take longer to complete the rating. Most pilots earn their commercial first and then do their multi-engine training.