Published on September 17th, 2023 | by Jenny Jacobs


Pilot.ie – Product of the week – Pooleys Multi-Engine Piston Manual

A Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) Class rating is a requirement if you intend to take up a professional flying career with an airline. The aim of the MEP class rating is to enable you to fly multi-engine piston aircraft on your own. There are two ATOs in Ireland where you can train for a Multi-Engine Piston Class rating, National Flight Centre and Atlantic Flight Training Academy. You can do this course by itself or combine it with an Instrument rating course and complete one flight test for both ratings.

The course consists of 7 hours of theoretical knowledge Instruction and 6 hours of dual flight Instruction (2.5 hours is general handling and 3.5 hours is asymmetric operation and engine failures). In order to start the course you will need a valid PPL or CPL and 70 hours of Pilot In Command time.

Pooley’s Multi-Engine Piston Pilot’s manual has been prepared for pilots embarking on their first class rating on a Multi-Engined aircraft. It is done in the knowledge that the class rating has to be oriented to a specific aircraft. Nevertheless, the principles are common to all types. It was felt that a general but detailed text was needed to allow the student to prepare for the Rating and to assist the instructor in structuring the program and its content.

The manual is in two parts: Part One covers all facets of twin operations including systems description, aerodynamics, normal operations, abnormal operations, VFR, Night and IFR considerations and flight planning. There is also a Chapter on commercial operations with traps for the unwary. Part Two describes a structured Type Rating program with suggested content for the lectures, long briefings and pre-flight briefings.

The manual is this week’s Pilot.ie Product of the Week with 15% off all this week. Find it here https://pilot.ie/product/multi-engine-piston-robson/

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About the Author

Jenny has been involved behind the scenes with Flying In Ireland since it’s foundation in 2002, initially creating the crosswords for the hard copy magazine. Since returning to Ireland from the UK at the beginning of this year she has begun to write more regularly for the website. Jenny is a director and the operations manager of Pilot.ie a dedicated online pilot supplies shop and consultancy for pilots in Ireland in partnership with FlyingInIreland Editor Mark Dwyer. Their 4 year old daughter Maeve is the boss.

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