Multi-Engine Curriculum

Welcome to multi-engine flight training! Or more accurately, welcome to single-engine flight training in a multi-engine airplane! The multi-engine training is largely designed around ensuring you understand what happens when you lose an engine, what to do about it, and how to arrive at a safe outcome for such a flight.

One acronym that you will see repeatedly through this text is OEI for One Engine Inoperative. This is multi-engine speak for one engine has failed. With that out of the way, let's dive right in...

When we lose an engine in a multi-engine airplane, our primary concerns are:
  1. Performance
  2. Airspeed
  3. Control
You will note those are the first three pages of our discussion below.


A multi-engine add-on to a current certificate you hold carries no additional requirements other than those set out for the certificate itself. There is, therefore, no minimum aeronautical experience outside of the private/commercial certificate itself, and no knowledge exam to take.

The typical training time for a multi add-on is 5-10 hours of flight and ground, depending on your experience, training schedule, etc.

The PTS for the multi-engine add-on is contained in the PTS for the certificate to which you add it. Scroll about half way through the appropriate PTS book to find the requirements and standards for your situation.

Private Practical Test Standards (PDF)
Commercial Practical Test Standards (PDF)