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    Multi-Engine Rating

    Multi-Engine Rating (ME) is an endorsement that can be added to a Private Pilot License or can be a component of the Commercial Pilot License. Many entry-level aviation jobs involve flying multi-engine aircraft. This rating can be acquired with or without instrument privileges. Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. operates a Piper Aztec PA-23-250 for multi-engine training.

    Admission Requirements:
    1. Age - Applicant must be a Gr. 12 graduate or equivalent, or be a minimum of 19 years of age.
    2. License - Applicant must have a valid Canadian Private Pilot License.
    3. Citizenship - Applicant must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or a person lawfully admitted into Canada for flight training.
    4. Medical - Applicant must hold a valid Transport Canada Category1 or 3 Aviation Medical certificate issued by a Transport Canada approved Aviation Medical Examiner.
    5. Interview - Applicant must have an interview with the Chief Flight Instructor or delegate.
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    Training Requirements – Transport Canada:

    Applicant must satisfy all training criteria as outlined in the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

    1. Ground School/Briefings:
      There is no mandatory ground school for this rating, however students will undergo extensive briefings on operating procedures in a multi-engine aircraft. Ground and flight instruction are carefully integrated to provide an optimum learning environment, that is economical but does not compromise quality.
    2. Flight Training:
      There are no minimum hours set by Transport Canada. Recommend for Flight Test will depend upon the students proficiency. Applicant must pass a practical flight test conducted by a Transport Canada Designated Flight Test Examiner.


    Applicable taxes will be added. Please note that student skill level will vary; hours in excess of the above must be paid for by the student at the rates listed.

    8 hours dual training @ $400 per hour. $3200 (minimum)*
    25 hours ground school/briefing @ $50/hour $1250
    Books & Equipment:  
    Jeppesen Multi-Engine $60
    SSA Multi-Engine Hand-outs & POH $60
    Total $4570*

    Additional Expenses:

    1. Hourly Fuel Surcharge (Set Monthly – Please call for current pricing)
    2. Application Fee - $40
    3. Aircraft Rental for Flight Test @ $400/hour (Piper Aztec)
    4. Payable to Transport Canada on date of testing/licensing:
      1. Transport Canada Licensing Fee - $30
      2. Transport Canada Flight Test - $250
      3. Authorized Person - $50

    As the Captain of your own aircraft, we invite you to use this training program in the continual process of education and the pursuit of excellence.

    Integrated Commercial Course

    Prospective Commercial Pilot applicants should consider the Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. 10 month Integrated Commercial Pilot Course to achieve their aviation goals. This 10 month intensive course includes the Private Pilot License, Night Rating, VFR-OTT, Basic Aerobatics, Emergency Maneuver Training, Mountain Performance Courses, Instrument Training, Multi-Engine Rating and an intensive ground school No prior aviation experience required - credit may be offered for Private Pilot License. Be an employable commercial pilot in 10 months!

    How to Apply

    To apply for any Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. course, please complete this Application Form and send it via email, fax or in person to Southern Skies Aviation Ltd.

    For further information please contact Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. directly.