Multi-Engine Rating

Multi-engine training & certification.

Est. Duration

5-10 Hours


At your own pace

Starting Cost


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A multi-engine rating (or multi-engine commercial certificate) allows a pilot to operate as pilot-in-command of an aircraft with more than one engine. Multi-engine operations are characterized by a remarkable improvement in aircraft performance capability along with an increase in speed, power, and rate of climb. Managing the complexity and workload of a multi-engine aircraft is both exhilarating and rewarding.

The Multi-Engine rating certificate can be an “add-on” to an existing private, commercial, or ATP certificate with a single-engine class. For this add-on, both VFR and IFR operations will be emphasized. There are no minimum time requirements for a Multi-engine add-on; however, you will need an instructor endorsement for flight and ground training prior to taking the check ride. There is no written exam; only an oral exam and practical check ride are required.

Start multi-engine training & earn the add-on.

How it Works

How to Earn Your Multi-engine rating.


Complete multi-engine ground training.

Begin ground training to learn the complexities of multi-engine aircraft systems, aerodynamics, and performance, equipping you with the knowledge needed for multi-engine flight training.


Gain proficiency in multi-engine aircraft.

Train with a certified flight instructor in a multi-engine aircraft, focusing on handling differences, engine-out procedures, and asymmetric thrust. Develop skills essential for safe and efficient multi-engine operations.


Pass the multi-engine practical test.

After completing the required multi-engine training, take the practical test (checkride) with a designated multi-engine pilot training examiner. Showcase your ability to manage a multi-engine aircraft safely and confidently to earn your multi-engine rating.

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Full MEL Requirements

  1. Pilot must have a current FAA medical
  2. Pilot must provide proof of citizenship (Passport or Birth Certificate) or TSA approval
  3. Pilot must already be a single-engine private pilot certificate
  4. Receive and log ground and flight training in the areas of operation listed under FAR 61.127(b)(2)
  5. Pilot should be current (Not required, however, additional hours may be required if the pilot is not current)
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Our Fleet

The best airplanes in the business.

Blue River Aviation is proud of our expansive fleet. We provide aircraft for a wide variety of training. These include: Technologically Advanced Aircraft (TAA), Complex, Floats, Skis, Tailwheels, and Multi-Engine. Go check out the Blue River fleet!

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Don’t have your private pilot license yet?

Whether your dream is to earn your Private Pilot Certificate or you are planning to eventually earn advanced ratings, this step is the most fundamental toward becoming a professional pilot. It is the basis upon which all your flight experience and advanced training will be built upon.