Flight Instructor (FI) Multi-Engine (ME)

All our multi-engine training is conducted
on PA34 Seneca II / III aeroplanes

The PA34 Seneca is used by many flying schools as their primary ME training aeroplane

General

Flight Instructors (FI) wishing to give instruction in multi-engine (ME) aeroplanes shall complete the FI ME course

Applicants for further instructor certificates may be credited with the teaching and learning skills already demonstrated for the instructor certificate held

Pre-Course Entry

An applicant for a FI certificate for multi-engine aeroplanes shall:

(a) hold at least the licence and the rating for which flight instruction is to be given

(b) be entitled to act as PIC on the aircraft during flight instruction

(c) have flown at least 500 hours flight time as pilot of aeroplanes

(d) have flown at least 30 hours as PIC on the applicable type or class of aeroplane

Ground Training

10 hours of technical training including revision of technical knowledge, the preparation of lesson plans and the development of classroom/simulator instructional skills

During the course the student instructor will practise giving ground lessons to the FIC instructor giving the course

The training shall be integrated with the flight training so that the maximum benefit is gained from time spent in the air

Flight Training

5 hours of flight instruction in multi-engine aeroplanes

Assessment of Competence

On successful completion of the training a recommendation will be made for the applicant to complete the assessment of competence. This must be carried out within 6 months of completion of the training. Failure to do so will result in the need for extra training. The assessment of competence will be conducted by an FIE. The assessment of competence schedule is given below

Section 1 Theoretical Knowledge Oral
(See note 1)
Long briefing title
Air law
Aircraft general knowledge
Flight performance and planning
Human performance and limitations
Meteorology
Navigation
Operational procedures
Principles of flight
Training administration

Section 2 Pre-Flight Briefing
(See note 3)
Visual presentation and content
Technical accuracy
Clarity of explanation
Clarity of speech
Instructional technique including TEM/CRM
Use of models and aids
Student participation

Section 3 Flight
(See note 3)
Arrangement of demonstration
Synchronisation of speech with demonstration
Assessment and correction of student faults
Aircraft handling
Instructional technique
General airmanship and safety
Positioning and use of airspace
Risk assessment including TEM/CRM

Section 4 Mandatory Exercises and other Exercises at Examiner's discretion
Spin avoidance (SE aeroplane)
Safety module (see note 4)
Take-off and climb, engine failure after take-off (SE aeroplane)
Approach, landing, missed approach
Forced landing without power (SE aeroplane)
Additional exercises title and number

Section 5 ME (Aeroplane) Exercises
(See note 2)
Engine failure (simulated) after take-off or on go-around
Asymmetric approach and go around
Asymmetric approach and landing

Section 6 Instrument Exercises
Basic instrument flight
Applied instrument flight
Instrument approach
Limited panel and unusual attitudes

Section 7 Post-Flight De-Briefing
(See note 3)
Visual presentation and content
Technical accuracy
Clarity of explanation
Clarity of speech
Instructional technique and facilitation
Use of models and aids
Student participation

Notes:
1. This section is divided into two parts:
# The applicant is required to give a lesson under test conditions to other student(s), one of whom will be the examiner. The test lesson is to be selected from items of section 1. The amount of time for preparation of the test lesson is agreed upon beforehand with the examiner. Appropriate literature may be used by the applicant. The test lesson should not exceed 45 minutes
# The applicant is tested orally by the examiner for knowledge of items of section 1 and the core instructor competencies as given in the instructor course
2. This section comprises additional exercises covering ME instructional privileges and is completed in a ME aircraft or FFS or FNPT II simulating a ME aircraft. This section, if applicable, is done in addition to sections 2, 3 and 5
3. These sections comprise exercises to demonstrate the ability to be an instructor, and are chosen by the examiner from the flight syllabus of the instructor training course. The applicant is required to demonstrate instructor abilities, including briefing, flight instruction and de-briefing
4. The safety module is to comprise one or more exercise(s) from the following topics: weather appreciation, flight in poor visibility, calculation and appreciation of safety altitude, stall/spin awareness and navigation techniques

References

Pre-Flight Briefing Manual Multi-Engine Course by Mike Woodgate
The Commercial Pilot's Study Manual Series By Mike Burton (Volume 1 and 2 only)
Flying Training Multi-Engine Manual by R D Campbell
AP3456 Royal Air Force Manual Flying (volume 1 only - Principles of Flight)
UK CAA Standards Documents 10, 14
CAP 804
Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011
Part FCL, AMC and GM

Privileges (FI ME)

To instruct for the issue, revalidation or renewal of a multi-engine class or type rating for non-complex non-high performance single-pilot aeroplanes, when the privileges sought by the applicant are to fly in single-pilot operations

Validity

36 months

Revalidation

Complete 2 of the following requirements:

(a) complete 50 hours of flight instruction during the period of validity. If the privileges to instruct for the IR are to be revalidated, 10 of these hours shall be flight instruction for an IR, and shall have been completed within the last 12 months preceding the expiry of the FI certificate (see notes 2, 3)

(b) attend an instructor refresher seminar within the 3 year validity period

(c) pass an assessment of competence within 12 months preceding FI certificate expiry (see notes 1, 4)

An assessment of competence shall be included as one of the requirements at every alternate revalidation

When an assessment of competence is required for revalidation of an FI certificate, an applicant who fails to achieve a pass in the assessment before the expiry date of the FI certificate shall not exercise the privileges of that certificate until the assessment has successfully been completed

Hours flown as an examiner during skill tests or proficiency checks shall be credited in full towards revalidation requirements for all instructor certificates held

Notes:
1. An assessment of competence must be included as part of the revalidation requirements at every alternate revalidation
2. The 10 hours instrument instruction is not required if you teach only for the UK IMC rating / IR (Restricted)
3. The 10 hours IR instruction can be completed in either in a SE or ME aeroplane if both SE and ME instructional privileges are held
4. Holders of both SE and ME instructional privileges do not need to complete two separate assessments of competence. Either a flight in a SE or ME aeroplane will be acceptable. The aeroplane type not flown will be examined by oral questions on the ground

Renewal

Complete both of the following requirements within 12 months preceding FI certificate renewal:

(a) attend an instructor refresher seminar

(b) pass an assessment of competence (see note)

Note: Holders of both SE and ME instructional privileges do not need to complete two separate assessments of competence. Either a flight in a SE or ME aeroplane will be acceptable. The aeroplane type not flown will be examined by oral questions on the ground

 

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