MEP CourseCLASS RATING MULTI ENGINE PISTON - MEP(LAND).
Holders of a pilot licence shall not act in any capacity as pilots of an MEP aircraft unless they have a valid class MEP rating, except when undergoing skill tests, or proficiency checks for renewal of class ratings, or receiving flight instruction.
The privileges of the holder of a class rating MEP are to act as pilot on the class MEP(land) aircraft.
First or second class medical sertificate;
Holder of PPL(A) or CPL(A);
An applicant for a first class rating on a single-pilot multi-engine aeroplane shall have completed at least 70 hours as PIC on aeroplanes.
Training course. The MEP rating training course includes the mandatory training elements for the relevant MEP aircraft.
The course consist of Theoretical and Flight Training.
The theoretical knowledge course for a single-pilot multi-engine class rating includes 25 hours of instruction in multi-engine aeroplane operations.
The flight training course for a single-pilot multi-engine class or type rating shall include at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of dual flight instruction under normal conditions of multi-engine aeroplane operations, and not less than 3 hours 30 minutes of dual flight instruction in engine failure procedures and asymmetric flight techniques.
For single-pilot multi-engine aircraft, the theoretical knowledge examination shall be written and the number of multiple-choice questions shall depend on the complexity of the aircraft.
An applicant for a class rating shall pass a skill test in accordance with Appendix 9 to this Part to demonstrate the skill required for the safe operation of the applicable class of aircraft.
The applicant shall pass the skill test within a period of 6 months after commencement of the class or type rating training course and within a period of 6 months preceding the application for the issue of the class rating.
The period of validity of class MEP is 1 year.
Revalidation of multi-engine class ratings and type ratings. For revalidation of multi-engine class ratings and type ratings, the applicant shall:
(1) pass a proficiency check in accordance with Appendix 9 to Part-FCL in the relevant class MEP aeroplane or an FSTD representing that class MEP, within the 3 months immediately preceding the expiry date of the rating; and
(2) complete during the period of validity of the rating, at least:
- 10 route sectors as pilot of the relevant class or type of aeroplane; or
- 1 route sector as pilot of the relevant class MEP of aeroplane or FFS, flown with an examiner. This route sector may be flown during the proficiency check.
If a class or type rating has expired, the applicant shall take refresher training at an ATO, when necessary to reach the level of proficiency necessary to safely operate the relevant aircraft and pass a proficiency check.
Differences or Familiarisation Training.
In order to extend his/her privileges to another variant of aircraft within SEP rating, the pilot undertake differences or familiarisation training. In the case of variants within SEP rating, the differences or familiarisation training includes the relevant elements defined in the operational suitability data established in accordance with Part-21.
Differences training requires the acquisition of additional knowledge and training on an appropriate training device or the aircraft.
Familiarisation training requires the acquisition of additional knowledge.
The differences training shall be entered in the pilot’s logbook and signed by the instructor as appropriate.