Multi Engine Piston Rating

For those who want to take their flying further afield, then learning to fly a Multi Engine aeroplane is the next logical step. It is also one of the requirements for those working towards commercial flying and the ATPL.

This rating adds the ability to fly any aircraft within the class. We use the modern and widely-used DA42 TwinStar for Multi Engine Training.

If you already hold an MEP rating on your licence, but need to revalidate or renew it, please click here for information on how we can help you achieve this.

The Basics…

On completion of the course and passing the Rating Skills Test, you will be issued with a “Multi Engine Piston (Land)” rating, valid for 12 months at a time.

The course consists of a minimum 6 hours flying, along with a single theoretical knowledge exam.

Before you start…


In order to complete this course, you must be in possession of a current PPL, CPL or ATPL to which the rating can be added. If you are looking for information about gaining a pilot’s licence, please click here for more information.

Flying Experience

Before beginning the course, you must have logged at least 70 hours as Pilot In Command of Aeroplanes.

What does the course involve?…


The course consists of a minimum of 6 hours of flying, including:
IconGeneral Handling (Stalls, Steep Turns etc.)
IconAsymmetric (Single Engine) Flying in various stages of flight
IconCircuit Flying
IconRelevant Emergency Procedures

The hours above are the minimum legal requirement for the issue of a licence and the actual time taken to complete the course will vary.

At the end of the course, you will have to pass a Rating Skills Test with an examiner.


There are 7 hours of theoretical knowledge training to be completed, split between self-study and classroom time with an instructor

On completion of this training, you will need to pass a multiple choice theory exam.


We aim to provide you with the best possible value for money at Horizon Aviation and are always working to keep our rates as low as possible. Please contact us for more information about our current course fees.


If you’d like to know more, please contact us for a chat and to arrange a visit.