EASA license skill test (LST) MEP(land) in general

An EASA license skill test MEP(land) for initial obtain of the class rating for multi-engine piston aeroplanes - MEP(land) is carried out after successful completion of the approved flight training provided by the EASA flight school - approved training organization - ATO. An EASA flight school - ATO has to recommend the applicant for the license skill test. Practical flight test - the EASA MEP(land) license skill test can be performed immediately after passing the approved EASA flight training. It is not necessary to pass the theory examination at the Aviation authority.

EASA license skill test MEP(land) for initial obtain of class rating for multi-engine piston aeroplanes - MEP(land) is subject to the paragraph FCL.725(c) and Appendix No. 9 of Part-FCL, Regulation (EC) 1178/2011.

The candidate for license skill test for initial issue of class rating multi-engine piston aeroplanes - MEP(land) license skill test has to demonstrate ability to perform maneuvers, procedures on the aircraft category (in this case, the category of aircraft "aeroplanes") with competency appropriate to the privileges granted as an pilot in command (PIC) to the flight examiner - FE(A), or to the class rating examiner - CRE(A) . Thus, the operations for the class of aeroplane - multi-engine piston aeroplanes - MEP(land).

The candidate for EASA license skill test for initial issue of class rating multi-engine piston aeroplanes MEP(land) shall have completed approved EASA flight training on the aeroplane of the same class or the same type as the one used for the license skill test. In our case it is the multi-engine piston aeroplane - MEP(land) of the same variant (e.g., Diamond DA-42), as was used for the EASA flight training, and on which the candidate has been trained on.

The entire length of the examination -  EASA license skill test MEP(land) takes approximately 2 up to 3 hours total. The test flight (EASA license skill test MEP(land)) itself (flight with the EASA flight examiner) takes approximately 1 hour up to 1 hour 30 minutes of the flight time. The rest of the time is used for the preparation of the check flight (route planning, briefing, debriefing and any oral theoretical knowledge examination).

The test flight itself - an EASA MEP(land) license skill test shall include, the following items:

  • general handling of the aeroplane (normal procedures)
  • general handling of the aeroplane (abnormal and emergency procedures)
  • flight with one engine inoperative (asymmetric flight)
  • cross country VFR flight via planned route (1 track segment of at min. 15 minutes)
  • use of radio navigation aids (VOR, LOC, ILS, GNSS)

Route of the cross-country flight will be chosen by the flight examiner. The candidate is responsible for flight planning and he is also responsible to ensure that all equipment and all documents, certificates and materials required for the flight are on board of the aircraft during the examination flight.

Conditions for successful pass of the EASA MEP(land) license skill test

General conditions for successful pass of the examination flight - EASA license skill test MEP(land) are more or less the same as for any other EASA license skill test.

EASA license skill test for initial issue of the  multi engine piston (land) - MEP(land) is split into different sections - section of the air check, representing the different phases of flight at the appropriate category (aeroplanes) and specific class of the aeroplane - multi engine piston - MEP(Land) of the aeroplane used for the EASA license skill test.

We provide an EASA license skill test for initial obtain of the multi-engine piston class rating - MEP(land) in the following EASA approved variants (types) of the aeroplanes within the class MEP(land):

  • Diamond DA-42NG-VI Twin Star
  • Piper PA-34 Seneca
  • Cessna C414 Chancellor

EASA class rating MEP(LAND)

Class rating on multi-engine piston aeroplanes - MEP(land) certifies the holder to fly on the multi-engine piston aeroplanes with wheeled landing gear with a maximum take-off weight of 5,700kg. Validity of the EASA multi-engine piston MEP(land) class rating,  is in accordance with the Regulation 1178/2011 and paragraph FCL.740(a) 12 months (1 year).

Within the Europe the EASA MEP(land) class rating allows holder to fly as an pilot in command (PIC) on the following variants of the multi-engine piston aeroplanes:

  • Producer LET company: Let L-200 Morava
  • Producer Diamond Aircraft Industries: Diamond DA-42 Twin Star
  • Producer Piper: Piper PA-34 Seneca, Piper PA-44 Seminole

EASA Differences training for other variants of the MEP(land)

Class rating for multi-engine piston aeroplanes - MEP(land) allows the holder to fly on the specific variant (so-called as "the type") on which the EASA MEP(land) license skill test has been successfully passed on.

To fly as an pilot in command (PIC) on the another variant (so-called "type") of the same class - in this case the multi-engine piston (land) the additional EASA flight training is necessary. This approves EASA differences training. For example, your skill test was performed on the Diamond DA-42 Twin Star and you wish to fly on the Piper PA-34 Seneca. In this case, the required additional training (differences training), so called "Transition to another variant of the same class."

EASA differences training is always required unless the applicant on that variant has flown for more than two years, as directed by the paragraph FCL.710(b) by Part-FCL Regulation (EC) 1178/2011.

The requirement above is just a legislation requirement required by the Regulation (EC) 1178/2011. Any owner of the airplane or the operator, respectively may have additional requirements, which may be requested beyond the legislation requirements, to let you fly as a pilot in command (PIC) on the specific variant of the multi-engine aeroplane operated/owned.