This instructor guide is intended primarily for instructors providing training for a multi-engine class rating, but can also be used as a reference by students.
The instructor guide has been designed to accompany the "Flight Test Guide — Multi-Engine Class Rating — Aeroplanes", TP 219, which for present purposes will be called simply the "flight test guide".
This instructor guide applies to most multi-engine aeroplanes used for training and most cabin-class twins. Since the rating is for a "class" and not a "type", advanced systems should be included in the training when possible; in order to prepare the students for more advanced types that they may encounter later in their careers. For safety, in-flight training is to be in accordance with the Pilot Operating Handbook or manufacturers' recommendations.
It is assumed that candidates have the level of knowledge and skill required for the private or commercial licence, as applicable, prior to commencing training for this rating. To ensure familiarity with the standards, the instructor should review the flight test guide with students before commencing multi-engine training. Discussion of the applicable standards is an integral part of each lesson.
Reference material for the Multi-Engine Class Rating can be difficult to obtain. Articles are available, but caution must be exercised, as some may be misleading. Textbooks may be obtained through suppliers of aviation products. Audio-visual presentations have been developed and may be purchased from industry sources as well. Regional Aviation Safety Officers also have audio-visual material that may be useful to instructors. Instructors should be on the lookout for any such material, which could prove valuable as training aids.
Those wishing to conduct training for the multi-engine class rating must meet the experience requirements outlined as minimum in CAR Standard 425.21(5) of the Personnel Licensing and Training Standards. Instructors must be competent, knowledgeable and experienced on the type of aeroplane on which they will be providing training. Avoid situations that could compromise safety either for you or your student.