Multi-Engine Piston (Land) Class Rating

Extend the privileges of your PPL and pilot aircraft with more than one engine.

What are the privileges of a Multi-Engine Piston (Land) Rating?

The Multi-Engine Piston (Land) Class Rating (MEP) allows you to fly twin-engined aircraft that provide the additional safety of having two engines.

What are the requirements of the course?

The MEP Rating course comprises of six hours of flight instruction, to include 3.5 hours of engine-failure practice. You will also cover seven hours of theoretical knowledge instruction to pass a theoretical knowledge examination.

How long is it valid for?

The Multi-Engine Piston (Land) Class Rating is valid for 12 months. Regardless of whether you need to renew or revalidate the rating, you must pass a proficiency check with an examiner.

The MEP Rating course structure

Flying exercises

1 Introduction to Multi-Engine flying
2 General handling and circuits
3 Asymmetric flight 1
4 Asymmetric flight 2
5 Asymmetric circuits
6 Asymmetric performance and circuits

Ground training and examination

The theoretical knowledge study and examination covers:

Weight and balance
Weight and performance
Aircraft systems
Variable pitch propellers and feathering
Principles of Multi-Engine flight
Minimum control and safety speeds
Effects of engine failure on systems and performance

Practical assessments

The skill test is to demonstrate that while acting as pilot in command (PIC) of the relevant aircraft type you can competently carry out the procedures and manoeuvres that you have been taught during your training course. The skill test is taken with an examiner.

Starting requirements


You must have completed at least 70 hours of Pilot-in-Command (PIC) time.


Your must hold an PPL, or CPL.


Your must hold a valid Class Two or Class One medical certificate.

Why choose us?

Great training facilities

Generous time slots and friendly one-to-one instruction in our modern facilities mean that you'll always get the quality time that you need whilst training.

Our friendly team of staff are always on hand, should you need assistance.

Simple to use online services

Our online booking system is quick and easy to use. We'll also send you confirmation and reminder emails.

You can also log in to our members area to see your future bookings, or access our documents store, keep your knowledge up to date and see other relevant information, like Gamston's weather.

Great membership benefits

We are able to offer free landings at Gamston whilst using our aircraft.

We'll remind you when your ratings are going to expire to ensure that you're always up-to-date.

We offer free hot drinks whilst you unwind after your flight.

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