Multi Engine Add On

Multi Engine Add On 2021-09-21T04:52:42+00:00


The Multi-Engine Addon is one of the most exciting and rewarding ratings you will receive in your aviation journey.

At Sierra Charlie Aviation we take pride in offering a 1 week accelerated multi-engine add-on program that focuses on safety, efficiency and quality training. This addon will allow you to fly multi-engine aircraft that are able to fly faster and further than most single-engine aircraft. The rating can be added to both Private and Commercial certificates, although a Commercial addon is the most common for career track pilots. 

Currently, all regional airlines require a minimum of 25 hours of Multi-Engine time and this rating is your first step to reaching those minimums. During your accelerated training course, you can expect to learn all of the knowledge and skills necessary to operate a wide range of multi-engine aircraft. 


Sierra Charlie Aviation’s experienced MEI’s are ready to help you reach your goals.  Our course is structured to allow time to self-study and receive dual instruction in the air and on the ground daily. Below is an outline of what you can expect during your training.

Day 1:  Dual Flight & Dual Ground

Day 2:  Dual Flight & Dual Ground

Day 3:  Dual Flight & Dual Ground

Day 4:  Dual Flight & Dual Ground

Day 5:  Progress Check with Senior Instructor

Day 6: Day off

Day 7: Checkride

Dual training in the classroom is heavily focused on aircraft systems, performance, limitations, and emergency procedures. While in the airplane, your experienced instructor will teach you the fundamentals of all maneuvers necessary to pass the check-ride and safely fly the aircraft. There is a heavy focus on single-engine operations (one engine out) and precision maneuvers. Students can accelerate their training time and hone their skills by utilizing our Redbird FMX Flight Simulator. The Redbird is an FAA-approved Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD), and is free of charge for multi-engine students. No Written test is required for this rating


What sets Sierra Charlie Aviation apart is our quality aircraft fleet. Flight training takes place in our 2020 Piper PA-44 Seminole that is G1000 NXi equipped and coupled with GFC700 autopilot. The Piper Seminole is the ultimate twin-engine training aircraft and the most popular multi-engine training aircraft built.


  • Garmin G1000 NXi
  • GFC700 AutoPilot
  • Kelly Aerospace Air Conditioning
  • XM Satellite Radio and Weather advisory
  • Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS)
  • Synthetic Vision Technology
  • Dual Radios and Navigation Equipment
  • IFR Certified
  • Leather Seats
  • LED landing lights
  • ADS-B In/Out


  • Engine 1 & 2 : Lycoming IO-360
  • 180 HP
  • Fuel Injected
  • Max Range: 915 Nautical Miles
  • Max Cruise Speed: 161 kts.
  • Max Occupants: 4
  • Useful Load: 1,191 lbs.


Sierra Charlie Aviation has a serious passion for aviation, a superb track record for training the safest, most competent pilots in the country, and a commitment to providing a fun family atmosphere that energizes every student and contributes to his or her success. Many flight schools offer multi-engine training in outdated and aging fleets with aircraft that are consistently down for maintenance. At Sierra Charlie, we take pride in having the most up to date and safest fleet in the Scottsdale / Phoenix area. Thanks to our experienced instructors and dedicated students we currently have a 100% pass rate in our multi-engine add-on program. Whether you are looking to take the next step in your aviation career track, or just looking to experience the thrill of multi-engine flying, we look forward to working with you!