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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

Experience requirements

If you have not held a multi-engine piston (single pilot) rating before, you will need to complete at least 70 hours as pilot-in-command (PIC) on aeroplanes in addition to the below requirements.

Flight instruction

You will need to complete the following at an approved training organisation (ATO):

  • at least 2.5 hours of dual flight instruction in multi-engine aeroplane operations under normal conditions
  • at least 3.5 hours of dual flight instruction in engine failure procedures and asymmetric flight techniques

Theoretical knowledge training

You will need to take 7 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction in multi-engine aeroplane operations at an ATO.

Revalidation

To revalidate the rating, you must pass a proficiency check in a multi-engine piston (single-pilot) aeroplane or in an FSTD representing such an aeroplane.

Proficiency check requirements

The proficiency check must take place within the 3 months preceding the rating’s expiry date and you must have completed the following during the validity period of the rating:

  • at least 10 route sectors as pilot of a single-pilot multi-engine aeroplane, or
  • at least 1 route sector as pilot of a single-pilot multi-engine aeroplane or FFS, flown with an examiner. This route sector may be flown during the proficiency check.

Exemption for commercial air transport pilots

  • If you work as a pilot for an approved commercial air transport operator and you have passed the operator’s proficiency check combined with the proficiency check for revalidation of the rating, then you do not have to have completed the route sectors listed above.

Failing the proficiency check

If you do not achieve a pass in all sections of the proficiency check before the expiry date of the rating then you cannot exercise any of the privileges of the rating until you have passed the proficiency check.

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