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Twin Training Mysteries! LIVE at Noon…


The multi-engine rating is the pathway to a professional piloting career. Unfortunately, by the time most pilots get to this point they are either broke or cynical about the whole aviation training business and opt for the “fastest/cheapest” training option they can find. The working theory seems to be “I will learn this all later” – but they usually never do!

I have seen this story from the testing side as a DPE with some truly scary applicants.  The DPE job is to get in a strange plane with a complete beginner and start failing engines – want a new job? I have also flown with light twin pilots who have flown their whole life with only that original 4-5 hour s of training. After 40 years they still don’t understand multi-engine aerodynamics or proper emergency procedures. It really pays to get this right, and there has been a rash of ugly accidents recently in multi-engine planes!

I would encourage all interested and rated pilots (and especially CFIs) to spend some time reviewing the basics of multi-engine aerodynamics with this pdf summary. Then watch today’s “Power Hour” with CFI Bootcamp at noon (they record and republish the program at the same URL if you can’t make the timing). Complete the full course on FAA WINGS after the show, the downloadable pdf briefing sheets and extra references are excellent teaching tools.  Fly SAFE and watch for the SAFEblog tomorrow!


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