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Adding a multi-engine rating to your private pilot or commercial pilot certificate will allow you to fly a much wider variety of aircraft. Learning to fly a complex twin-engine airplane is the next level in your flying career.

  • Online scheduling
  • Part 61 and Part 141 programs available
  • In-person or virtual ground school available
  • VA-Approved
  • Non-U.S. Citizens welcome!
  • Our maintenance team will keep you flying
  • Fuel and line service included

Privileges and Limitations

Adding a Multi-Engine Land Class Rating to your Private or Commercial certificate will allow you to fly any multi-engine airplane, though airplanes over 12,500 lbs. or turbo-jet powered will require a type rating in addition to your multi-engine rating.


The pre-requisites are for an additional rating. Please see the pre-requisites for the private or commercial pilot certificates if you are looking for training towards a new certificate. 

Before starting your multi-engine flight training at Regal Air you must meet the following requirements:

  • FAA issued Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • 3rd Class Medical certificate or BasicMed requirements met
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or pass a TSA-Required Background Check

If you have an Instrument – Airplane rating, you will have to perform an engine-inoperative precision approach while using your instruments. Instrument rated pilots are highly encouraged to be instrument current and proficient before starting multi-engine training. If you do not have an instrument rating you will not have to perform this approach.

Course Content

Ground Training

“Ground Training” is any training that is not performed in an aircraft, simulator, or training device. The purpose of ground training is to gain an understanding of the aeronautical knowledge areas required by the FAA and to prepare you for the Practical Test to add the Multi-Engine Training. There is no requirement to take an Aeronautical Knowledge Test (AKT) to add a rating to an existing pilot certificate. This includes topics such as:

  • Multi-Engine Airplane Systems
  • Multi-Engine Performance and Aerodynamics
  • Engine-Inoperative Performance and Aerodynamics
  • Normal and Emergency Procedures in Multi-Engine Aircraft
  • IFR Operations in Multi-Engine Aircraft
    (if the pilot holds an instrument rating

We understand that everyone has a different schedule and different needs. We offer several options to complete ground training based on your situation:

  • Attend our in-person ground school in the classroom at Regal Air
  • Take our ground school via Zoom
  • Complete guided self-study with one of our instructors

Flight Training

“Flight Training” includes training in an aircraft, simulator, or training device, provided by a Certificated Multi-Engine Flight Instructor (MEI). The purpose of this flight training is to teach you the skills, knowledge, and judgment required to safely act as Pilot in Command of a Multi-Engine Airplane and to prepare you for the FAA’s Additional Rating – Airplane Multi-Engine Land (AMEL) Practical Test conducted by a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE).

Flight Training Content

Our multi-engine flight training course has a single stage which concludes in a Stage Check and\or End of Course Check by one of our highly experienced Check Instructors. The training provided includes the following:

  • Normal procedures in multi-engine aircraft
  • Basic flight maneuvers such as slow flight, stalls, and steep turns
  • Normal and Short-Field takeoffs and landings
  • Emergency procedures such as emergency descents, 
  • Procedures for handling an engine failure
  • Maneuvering with an engine failure
  • Detecting and recovering from loss of control
  • Landing with a failed engine
  • Instrument procedures with a failed engine
Flight Instructors

At Regal Air we understand that one of the most important factors affecting the success of students during flight training is the relationship with their instructor. Although all of our Certificated Multi-Engine Flight Instructors (MEI) are  fully qualified and capable of teaching you to fly under IFR, everyone has different scheduling and personality needs. We have a diverse team of instructors with varying levels of experience and backgrounds available to help you reach your goal of earning your multi-engine land rating. 


Regal Air has a Piper PA-34 Seneca I available for multi-engine training. This airplane has two 200 horsepower, naturally aspirated engines, 6-seats, and is equipped with Garmin G5 Flight Instruments, Garmin GTN650 GPS navigation equipment, and ADSB-In and out capability.

  • Your own airplane
    Regal Air can provide you with training in your own airplane! Contact us about insurance requirements and if your airplane is a feasible option for training towards your commercial pilot certificate.
Maintenance and Line Support

One of our biggest advantages at Regal Air is the availability of line and maintenance support. Our large team of professional Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT) ensures that our airplanes are in top shape and available for use when you need them. Our line crew tops off the airplane’s fuel tanks between flights so you don’t have to.

Course Requirements (Part 61)

Training may be completed under two sets of FAA regulations, Part 61 and Part 141. There is no minimum hour requirement to complete the program under Part 61. That being said, most pilots need 10-20 hours of flight training to meet the proficiency requirements to pass the practical test.To complete the course you are required to:

  • Receive all the required ground training
  • Receive all the required flight training
  • Pass the FAA’s Practical Test for Commercial Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Land with a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)

Course Requirements (Part 141)

Training may be completed under two sets of FAA regulations, Part 61 and Part 141. To complete the course you are required to:

  • Complete our 15 hour ground training course 
  • Complete 25 hours of flight training within the course
    • Complete a 2-hour 100nm day cross-country flight with an instructor within the course
    • Complete a 2-hour 100nm night cross-country flight with an instructor within the course
  • Pass the course’s Stage Check and Exam
  • Pass the course’s End of Course Check and Exam
  • Pass the FAA’s Aeronautical Knowledge Test for Commercial Pilot Airplane
  • Pass the FAA’s Practical Test for Commercial Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Land with a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)

Part 61 or Part 141?

Which program is best for you depends on your situation. Part 61 is usually the best program for most pilots as there are no minimum flight time requirements. Part 141 is a requirement if you are a foreigner on a student visa or if you are using VA funding or other form of financial aid. Part 141 may also be required if you are looking to use this training for college credit at some institutions.

Part 61
  • Recommended for most pilots
  • No minimum flight time requirements
Part 141
  • Minimum 25 hours of flight training
  • Required if using VA funding
  • Required for foreign students on a student visa
  • May be required to count as college credit in some institutions

At the end of the day, the certificate you will get is the same regardless of what course you pursue. The training you receive will also be of the same quality as we use the same instructors, aircraft, and curriculum regardless of what part you train under.

Course Costs


Regal Air works on a pay as you go system. There are no up-front costs to start flight training and you can simply pay for each lesson as you take it. We have a Premier Plan which can save you money as well as additional discounts if you make a deposit into an account at Regal Air. Please contact us about these options

Course costs vary greatly depending on the program chosen, the pilot’s background, and current level of proficiency. Most pilots need 10-20 hours of flight training to complete the course under Part 61. If taking the Part 141 course, the pilot will need at least 25 hours of flight training to complete the program.

  • Prepare for your flights and know what will be performed ahead of time
  • Practice all the procedures in the airplane while on the ground without the engines running
  • Team up with another student to ride along and learn from each other
  • Fly at least 2-3 times a week to ensure constant progress
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