• Privileges and conditions

    A Multi-pilot licence (MPL) will allow you to act as a co-pilot in an aeroplane required to be operated with a co-pilot on commercial air transport.

    If you hold an MPL you can get extra privileges, to include the privileges of the PPL(A) or of a CPL(A) if you undertake additional training to meet the requirementsof those licences.

    The MPL only includes instrument rating privileges for multi-pilot operations. If you complete the necessary training to act as pilot in command (PIC) in single-pilot operations exercised solely by reference to instruments and pass the skill test you will be able to extend the privileges of the instrument rating (IR) to single-pilot operations in aeroplanes. You will need to already have a single-pilot rating for a suitable aircraft on your licence to do this.

    Experience requirements and crediting

    You will need to be at least 18 years old.

    You will need to complete a training course of theoretical knowledge and flight instruction at an approved training organisation (ATO).

    You will also need to pass exams to demonstrate the same level of theoretical knowledge as that of a holder of an ATPL(A) and of a multi-pilot type rating.

    Skill test

    You will need to demonstrate through ongoing assessment the skills required to fulfil the MPL training course requirements as the pilot flying the aircraft, and as the monitoring pilot. This must be done in a multi-engine turbine powered multi-pilot aeroplane under VFR and IFR.

    At the end of your course, you will also need to pass a skill test to demonstrate that you can perform the relevant procedures and manoeuvres at an appropriate level. You will need to take the test on the same aeroplane type as used in the later stages of your integrated MPL course or in a full flight simulator representing the same type.