multi-engine piston (MEP) rating

Pre-Course Entry Requirements

Must have 70 hours PIC prior to taking the Skill Test. It is assumed that the candidate will have completed the hours prior to commencing the MEP course

Training
 
Training must be carried out at an Approved FTO and will include:-
  • 2.5 hours dual flight instruction

  • 3.5 hours dual flight instruction in engine failures and asymmetric operation

  • 7 hours theoretical knowledge training

Theoretical Knowledge Examination

Pass a written examination consisting of 50 multiple choice questions covering aspects of multi-engine operations and aircraft type specific limitations. The pass mark is 75%

Skill Test

All ground and flight training including passing the theoretical knowledge examination must be completed before taking the skill test

Conducted by a Flight Examiner (FE) or Class Rating Examiner (CRE)

CAA Form LST SPA (Licensing Skill Test Single-Pilot Aeroplanes) shall be used to record both the training and skill test items

If 2 or more sections are failed the test is failed and the examiner will issue a notification of failure. The candidate cannot exercise the privileges of the MEP Rating until a further Skill Test is passed

A partial pass will be given if one section is failed on the test. The candidate will be required to pass the failed section in the second attempt. Failure of any of this section in the second attempt will result in a failed test

A failed second attempt at the test will result in the candidate having to complete mandatory retraining as advised by the examiner. Logbook evidence of having completed the mandatory retraining duly certified by the CFI will be required prior to another attempt at all the sections of the test

Section 1 Departure
Pre-flight including - documentation, weather brief, mass and balance calculation
Pre-start - external and internal checks
Starting engines - normal & malfunctions
Taxiing
Pre-departure check - including engine run-ups
Take-off - normal and crosswind with Flight Manual flap settings
Climbing (best angle/best rate) - turns onto headings, level off
ATC liaison-compliance, radio procedures, airmanship
 
Section 2 Airwork
Steep turns (360 left and right - 45 AOB)
Full clean stall and standard recovery
Approach to the stall with 10-30 AOB approach configuration/power
Handling using autopilot/flight director
ATC liaison-compliance, radio procedures, airmanship
 
Section 4 Arrivals and Landing Procedures
Aerodrome arrival procedures
Normal and flapless landing
Go-around from minimum height
ATC liaison-compliance, radio procedures, airmanship
 
Section 5 Abnormal and Emergency Procedures
ATC liaison-compliance, radio procedures, airmanship
 
Section 6 Simulated Asymmetric Flight
Simulated engine failure during take-off (at a safe height)
Asymmetric approach and go-around
Asymmetric approach and full-stop landing
ATC liaison-compliance, radio procedures, airmanship

Validity

12 months

Revalidation

Complete 10 route sectors within the validity period

and

Pass a Proficiency Check with an FE or CRE

or

Pass a Proficiency Check with an FE or CRE including a route sector

Note: A route sector is a take-off, 15 minutes in the cruise and a landing

If the MEP Rating has expired then a Proficiency Check with an FE or CRE is required to renew the MEP Rating

Proficiency Check

Conducted by a Flight Examiner (FE) or Class Rating Examiner (CRE)

CAA Form LPC SPA (Licensing Proficiency Check Single-Pilot Aeroplanes) shall be used to record the Proficiency Check items

If 2 or more sections are failed the test is failed and the examiner will issue a notification of failure. The candidate cannot exercise the privileges of the MEP Rating until a further Proficiency Check is passed

A partial pass will be given if one section is failed on the test. The candidate will be required to pass the failed section in the next attempt

The oral is not considered a section for assessment

Section 1 Departure
Pre-start - external and internal checks
Starting engines - normal & malfunctions
Taxiing
Pre-departure check - including engine run-ups
Take-off - with Flight Manual flap settings
Climbing (best angle/best rate) - turns onto headings, level off
 
Section 2 Airwork
Steep turns (360 left and right - 45 AOB)
Full clean stall and standard recovery
Approach to the stall with 10-30 AOB approach configuration/power
Handling using autopilot/flight director (may be conducted in Section 3)
 
Section 3A En-Route (VFR)
Flight plan, dead reckoning and map reading
Maintenance of altitude, heading and speed
Orientation, timing and revision of ETAs
Use of radio navigation aids (not mandatory)
Flight management (flight log, routine checks of fuel, systems and icing, etc)
 
Section 4 Arrivals and Landing Procedures
Aerodrome arrival procedures
Normal and flapless landing
Go-around from minimum height
 
Section 6 Simulated Asymmetric Flight
Simulated engine failure during take-off (at a safe height)
Asymmetric approach and go-around
Asymmetric approach and full-stop landing
 
Oral
Theoretical knowledge of type/class 
References
AIC 41(W353)/99
AIC 94(W226)/95
AIC 93(W364)/99
AIC 68(W356)/99
AIC 126(W332)/98
AIC 110(W369)/99
AIC 115(W373)/99
LASORS
Pre-Flight Briefing Manual Multi-Engine Course by Mike Woodgate
Flying Training Multi-Engine Manual by R D Campbell
The Commercial Pilot's Study Manual Series By Mike Burton (Volume 2 only)
On-Track Aviation Limited Multi-Engine Student Notes
CAA Standards Documents 14 and 17