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What you will Achieve from this Program

When you complete this program, you will obtain a Multi-engine Class Rating issued by Transport Canada, attached to either your Private Pilot Licence, or your Commercial Pilot Licence.  You will be additionally be issued a Certificate of Qualification—Multi-engine Class Rating by Coastal Pacific Aviation. 

The holder of a Multi-engine Class Rating may exercise the privileges of Pilot-in-command of a multi-engine aircraft.  When combined with a Commercial Pilot Licence and a Group 1 (Multi-engine) Instrument Rating, the licencing requirements established by Transport Canada to hold an Airline Transport Pilot Licence are met in accordance with CAR 421.34(4).

Overview of Pilot Training

Multi-engine Rating Students must only successfully complete a  flight test conducted in an aircraft with a Pilot Examiner.  There is no written examination requirement.  

Requirements for Entrance (Prerequisites) and Completion

Students must hold a valid Commercial or Private Pilot licence and Medical Certificate prior to attempting the Multi-engine Flight Test. 


In accordance with the requirements established by StudentAid BC Policy Manual, entrance into this program requires the completion of Grade 12(or equivalent) or candidates must qualify as a mature student (age 19 and not having attended school full-time for 52 weeks).

Transport Canada's Minimum Requirements for Completion

Skill Requirements

An applicant for a multi-engine class rating shall successfully complete a flight test as pilot-in-command of a multi-engine class, in accordance with the Multi-engine Class Rating Flight Test Guide.

Estimated Training Costs 

The following are the minimum estimated cost for students based on Transport Canada's minimum requirements.  Please keep in mind that the above pricing is subject to change without notice—this permits the school to respond timely to significant fluctuations in aviation fuel costs.  Importantly, Coastal Pacific Aviation does not charge students with a fuel surcharge—a practice common with flight schools whereby the added cost of fuel is not published on websites under training costs.

Important Considerations for the estimated costs of Pilot Training

It is important to note that the training costs for pilot training is difficult to predict owing to the fact that the training frequency among student vary, as does the skill level of students with regard to both flight training and ground preparation. 


The more significant cost variable therefore pertains to the flying skill levels of students—students must meet the flying standards of Canadian Multi-engine Class Rating as established by Transport Canada, and as outlined in the Multi-engine Class Rating Flight Test Guide.


Be aware that Flight Instructors are required by Transport Canada not to recommend students for flight tests unless they have a reasonable expectation the student will be successful—if a Flight Instructor’s passing rate for flight tests does not meet published standards (CAR 421.67[2]), Flight Instructors—as well as the flight school—are subject to Transport Canada review and penalties. 


While training costs overruns are less likely with Multi-engine Students when compared with students enrolled in the Private Pilot Program, for example, cost overruns are still a risk.


What is the best way to deal with this risk?  In the case of Multi-engine students we recommend that they retain an additional $3,000 in reserve for financial planning purposes should a cost overrun be encountered.  We also point out that—in all cases—training costs can be substantially reduced in conjunction with regular flying and effective student self-study and preparation for flights.

Important Considerations for International Students

For International Students, our admissions process requires that you send a non-refundable $500 administrative fee, payable to Coastal Pacific Aviation, which will be used to fund administrative and courier costs, including the preparation and issue of the Letter of Acceptance.  You will use Letter of Acceptance when you begin your application for a Study Permit and Visa.  All payments made by International students must be made by Wire Transfer—please contact Jing (Ashley) He, Coastal Pacific Aviation’s Accounting Officer via email to obtain detailed information on how to pay with Wired Transfer.  For all sorts of additional information importance to International Students, please see the International Students’ Page of this website.

Multi-engine Class Rating Program