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Multi Engine Time BuildingGe the flight time you need to land that job.
By Kyle Garrett
The biggest barrier for commercial pilots seeking their first job is flight time, especially multi engine flight time. It's the old catch-22: you need flight time to get the job, and you need the job to get flight time. Even though many of today's aspiring airline and corporate pilots do their time as CFIs for flight academies and FBOs, flying in the right seat of a single engine airplane just doesn't give them the experience they need to land that first job on the path to a regional or airline right seat. Learn more about multi engine time building training.
That's where multi engine time building comes in. Time building schools are specially suited to build the maximum number of flight hours in the shortest amount of time for the least amount of money. Although you can build single-engine flight time, most employers want to see multi engine time on your logbook because they operate twin engine airplanes. If you want to eventually be an airline or corporate pilot, multi-time is the name of the game.
Multi Engine Time Building - How it works
Most multi engine time building schools offer rental of their aircraft on the assumption that you already have at least a private pilot license with instrument and multi engine ratings, and some even require a commercial certificate. Expect to buy block time for discounted rental rates as these schools are willing to trade a lower rate for guaranteed flight hours on their aircraft. Some schools will let you fly the aircraft wherever your choose, while other are more restrictive in destinations and time away from their base.
You can expect to encounter a wide variety of aircraft at multi engine time building schools: Aztecs, Apaches, Twin Comanches, Senecas, Seminoles, 310s, 320s, Barons, Duchesses, and many more round out the fleet. Some schools even have newer twins like Diamond DA40s on leaseback from their owners.