Imagine the excitement of setting a foot in the pilot-in-command cabin for the very first time or the thrill of maneuvering an aircraft on your own or the delight of finally getting to be addressed as “Captain”. Indeed, the process of getting your first pilot certificate is definitely one of the most awesome life adventures. But of course, your ecstatic trip as a pilot doesn’t simply end there. Aside from getting your first pilot certificate, you can pursue and explore even further for there are tons of much bigger pilot career options that the aviation firmament has in store for you. One of the leading options is to get a Multi-Engine Rating.
Obtaining a multi-engine rating is getting the chance to fly a multi-engine class airplane – the one that is bigger, has two or more engines, and what most of us consider a real airplane. Being multi-engine rated is a grand step towards becoming a more professional pilot. Thus, it requires a demonstration of higher level of engine mastery and thorough understanding of the spirit of airmanship.
If you are one of those who dream to pursue this kind of aviation career, here’s something that will give you a brief guide:
A. Basic Requirements for the Multi-Engine Rating Course:
To be an eligible student for this course, you should meet the following requirements:
- Must be a holder of either a Commercial Pilot License or a Private Pilot License
- Must be a holder of a current medical certificate (Class 1)
- Must be 18 years and above
- Must hold a valid Radiotelephony License (RT)
- Must possess a Special Study Permit (SSP) for foreign students
B. Composition of the Multi-Engine Rating Course
In order to add multi-engine competencies and privileges to your existing Private or Commercial Pilot License, this course, which is comprised of the following, must be undergone.
- MER log ground schooling
The Multi-engine Rating Log ground training is called Equipment Qualification Course (EQC).
- MER flight training
Aspirants for MER must display exemplary pilot skills during this 10-hour training.
C. Application at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
After completing the log ground training and actual flight trainings for multi-engine rating course, CAAP requirements, which are as follows, must be complied:
- CAAP written examination for multi-engine rating aspirants
This knowledge test must be taken and passed in order to obtain the desired certification.
- CAAP checkride
During the checkride, you will be performing familiar flight maneuvers, but this time, with an increased complexity of the aircraft and extra power of the added engines. It must be noted that two or more engines doesn’t mean easier control. It is actually a complete challenge especially when an engine fails. Therefore, the CAAP MER checkride and the entire MER course will focus on teaching the aspirants how to draw full attention on aircraft performance and control.
Soar even greater heights!
Just when you think you have already reached the peak of your dream of flying, the MER will get you going even faster, higher, and farther. For more inquiries, contact us!
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