Discussion in 'Flight Academies and Fixed Base Operators (FBO)' started by jafra98, Apr 16, 2012.
What school has the best Multi program available right now??
Best or cheapest? If you want the best find someone with extensive and varied multiengine time to instruct you. Cheapest? I'll let others point you in that direction.
The one someone else is paying for, clearly! (at least, that's how I roll)
Seriously, this can be done
Sheble has a good course at decent price. I have heard good things about Traverse Air too. The options are unlimited if your looking for a good course without a budget.
Not everyone can find a sugar momma!
I want to get the rating learning the most and having a good rate doing it.......
Shop around your local area. Then start working your way out. Look for an MEI who has real world experience- both as an MEI and with other ME flying. Look for someone who will teach you, not just the specifics of the airplane you will check in, but also teach you the general knowledge you will need as you move from one airframe to another.
I provide one for $2999, same structure as the ATP 's $1000 cheaper.. PM me if you have more questions.
I got my add on at Traverse Air. I enjoyed the experience. It was laid back and straight forward.
I did not have a perfect check ride after not having flown in two years but the examiner was fair as it was sloppy but within PTS.
The plane is an old apache, no bells and whistles, thats why its cheap. I also got to use my A & P while i was there, since we had a real engine shut down on the first flight due to a oil line hemorraging oil all over the right engine. Good memories.
I have done both multi and seaplane with Tom Brady at traverseair. Can't beat the price or instruction. The apache is well maintained and in good condition. The seaplane is a blast. With the money you can save on the multi you can afford to do the seaplane while there
Who ever gets it done the cheapest, safely. No one is going to ask where you got it come job seeking time. They ask where you got your multi time, sure. But where you got your multi? Never.
I cannot emphasize the importance of 'value' in the training, not only on ME training. You say 'cheapest' but many times I have seen go with that route and then spending extra money.
Say you got your ME add on at XYZ school and ended up working for 123 flight school. Most of the places will require you to have time in type for insurance reasons. Let's not forget about the fact that FAA wants you to have a 5 hours in the plane before you can teach in it.
So that ME add on that you received from a XYZ school for 2000 in an Apache may not be as cheap as additional $2000 that you have to fork out in 123 flight school because of the given reasons above. You not only got a ME add on for $4000 (if you have it), but also cut yourself short for ME time that someone else was going to pay you to fly as a MEI.
My recommendation would be to leave ME ratings to the schools that you are going to work as a CFI so that you can get the best bang for the buck.
I would not diss-agree with that, however, I never worked as a multi instructor. I guess it depends on how the cookie crumbles, eh? If you are working for a flight school that had a twin, it makes sense to get it there. But I would not eye a flight school operating a twin and specifically seek out training to match that. Never know where you are going to work. You might blow the interview, no one is moving on, yada yada.
I don't know where your background is or if you are working for an airline, but how do you plan on getting 50-200 hours of ME time that the company requires you to have?
Been in the industry for 31 years. Never flew for an airline. Gads of time. The answer though is different for everybody. I know plenty of people that fell into a job, and picked up the time, including myself. Someone needs a copilot somewhere, the trick is to be in the right place at the right time I guess.
Most entry level jobs that require a MEL also require about 50hrs ME time. I have thought a lot about it and ran the numbers a few times. I may or may not end up doing it for myself but it will work for a lot of people. Get your Commercial SEL/CFI/CFII teach and save your money. Once you get close to the mins. at the company you want to work for get your ME add-on with 50hrs for around $6k at a place like Aviator. Or do the ME rating then the MEI for around the same price and build time from there. Honestly they both have their good and bad points but both work and cost about the same.
Its funny that some people get lots of multi time because of the school they worked for has mostly twins and then theres others that can't get a single hour because the place they work doesn't have a twin.
In my school I have an insurance waiver for a person that got his/her rating thought us. Otherwise the insurance requirement is 25 hour ME and 5 make and model. If your underwriter asks for a 50 hours of multi time to teach, it's time to look for another one.
the school around here has the same policy. What a lot of guys do to save money is do the cheap multi add on then do the MEI in the schools twin and that satisfies the insurance for teaching
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