Multi-Engine Recurrent Training 

Cessna 310 414 421 Piper Aztec Comanche Beech Baron and More

Flight Level Aviation provides a training experience which is customized to each pilot and type-specific for the student's airplane.  Multi-engine recurrent training involves a combination of simulator-based and airplane-based training per each pilot's preference.    Multi-engine training programs are all type-specific and airplane-specific with the goal of reviewing both normal and emergency procedures appropriate to a particular airplane make and model and to the installed equipment.  Our instructors work with each student to understand his level of experience, the region in which he flies, the aircraft/avionics he files behind, and the studentís typical mission. Even more important is to understand a particular studentís areas of strength/confidence and areas of personal concern. Then a custom training program is initiated using both the airplane and the simulator.

Custom training is available and appropriate for instrument recurrent training for any multi-engine piston IFR pilot using any combination of the full-motion simulator  and a student's multi-engine piston airplane.  The full-motion simulator has 3 IFR GPS receivers, conventional VOR/LOC/ADF receivers, and flight models for a Piper Seminole or a generic turbcharged twin-310 horsepower engine airplane.   With both turbocharged and non-turbocharged flight models available and also a variety of avionics, any multi-engine piston IFR pilot should feel comfortable practicing normal and emergency procedures in the simulator, including a variety of popular piston twins including the Piper Seminole, Piper Seneca, Piper Navajo, Aztec, Piper Twin Comanche,  Cessna 300/400 series, and Beech Duke and Baron series.

Items included in this training program may include multi-engine-specific failures, i.e. partial or complete engine failures in all modes of flight.  Training in the simulator may be safely conducted up to the point of Vmc rollover or just at the rotation decision-point on takeoff, a major advantage of simulator training.

The multi-engine training program also includes a large number of training scenarios in addition to the all-important engine failures:

  • Approaches in IMC and Low IMC when appropriate alternates are available and convective activity can be avoided

  • Partial Panel in multiple configurations

  • Dead-Stick Instrument Approaches in low visibility

  • Flying challenging instrument approaches throughout the USA, including those in very mountainous terrain and/or with an unusual approach design 
  • IFR GPS approach procedures in detail using the Garmin 530, King KLN94, or UPSAT GX50 in the simulator (or other GPS in a studentís airplane)
  • Operation of an advanced Autopilot/Flight Director
  • Autopilot-Induced Stalls
  • Autopilot Coupled Approaches
  • AI/DG Failure on Takeoff
  • VMC Unusual Attitudes
  • VMC Rolls/Loops/Inverted/Knife-Edge Flight
  • IMC Rolls/Loops/Inverted/Knife-Edge Flight
  • Asymmetric Flap Extension
  • Sandel SN3308 Electronic HSI Operation
  • Conventional HSI Operation
  • King KLN94 Operation
  • Garmin 530 Operation
  • UPSAT GX50 Operation
  • Low Visibility Takeoff
  • Mild or Extreme Crosswind Landings, with or without Windshear
  • Wake Turbulence Rolls
  • Airway Tracking with an IFR GPS
  • Blocked Pitot Port
  • Partially Blocked Static Port
  • ILS Approach to Minimums with Windshear
  • False Glideslope Intercept
  • Glideslope Failure
  • ASR (Airport Surveillance Radar) Approach
  • PAR (Precision Approach Radar) Approach
  • GPS Approach
  • NDB Approach
  • VOR Approach
  • LOC Approach
  • LOC Backcourse Approach
  • VOR/LOC DME Stepdown Approach
  • RNAV (GPS) Approach
  • SDF Approach
  • LDA Approach
  • LDA/Glideslope Approach
  • DME Arc Approach using DG or HSI or RMI or GPS
  • Contact Approach
  • Circling Approach to Minimums at Night (within  range of simulator's 60 degree visual system)
  • Missed Approach in low IMC
  • Holding at random GPS waypoints
  • No-flap landings
  • Higher speed or expedited approaches at busy airports
  • Category III 0/0 emergency ILS approach/landing
  • Deadstick instrument approach to full stop at night to approach minimums
  • Holding procedures below vs. above 10,000 feet
  • Using GPS as replacement for VOR DME or LOC DME for enroute or approach purposes
  • Descent rate calculations for precision vs. non-precision approaches
  • Re-Creation of Accidents which have previously occurred in student's airplane type
  • Controlled Flight into Terrain Avoidance Scenarios on IMC Departures from Controlled vs. Non-Controlled Airports
  • Instrument approaches with varying winds aloft during descent
  • Holding, DME Arcs, and NDB approaches with high winds aloft
  • Class B vs. Class C vs. Class D vs. TRSA entry procedures
  • Emergency descent from FL200
  • Base to Final Stall/Spin
  • Advanced GPS Flight Plan Features
  • Master Solenoid Failure
  • Battery Failure
  • Alternator Failure
  • Altimeter Failure
  • IMC Unusual Attitudes
  • Spin Recovery in IMC
  • Stall Recovery in IMC
  • Partial Panel in Multiple Configurations
  • Stuck Throttle at Varying  Power  Settings
  • Engine-Driven or Electric Fuel Pump Failure
  • Runaway Electric Trim
  • Minimum Visibility Approach in Fog
  • IFR Problem Solving with Various Weather/Mechanical/ATC Scenarios
  • Airspeed Indicator Failure
  • VSI Indicator Failure
  • "Slam Dunk" Descent Profile Approach
  • Cold Temperature Effects on Altimeter
  • "No Panel" GPS Approach
  • Use of High-Altitude Enroute Charts
  • Oil Leak Leading to Imminent Engine Failure
  • Engine Failure on Takeoff at Varying Critical Altitudes
  • Use of OBS/Leg Modes on IFR GPS
  • Holding Procedures with Varying Avionics Equipment
  • Gliding Distance to Shore Over Water with Varying Winds Aloft
  • Portable Weather Datalink Operation (Palm VIIx)
  • Navaid ID procedures (by audio or digitally) including DME
  • Fuel Controller Failure
  • IFR Crossing Altitudes During Lost Communication Procedures
  • ATC Negotiations in Icing Conditions
  • Sandel Bearing Pointer Setup
  • "Cancel IFR" Scenario in Class E Airspace
  • Garmin 430/530 GPS Setup/Customization
  • Turn Toward Converging Traffic Midair-Avoidance Scenario
  • Behind Power Curve Approaches

 

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