Design Feature Training
Manual Pitch Propeller / Retractable Undercarriage
This is where the real journey begins
These are really two separate design features found on most high performance aircraft. Flown in the Socata Trinadad, they are slightly more complex than the Piper Archer or Piper Warrior and provide an excellent step-up in performance.
The endorsement includes briefing and training in use of the propeller pitch lever and the retractable undercarriage. These feature endorsements are valid across aircraft types, but you will need a thorough check out onto any new type you encounter.
Approximate Training Cost in Socata Trinadad
Brief – 2 @ $80 each = $160
2.0 hrs @ $395/hr = $790 + Landings
*Prices are subject to change. This is estimate on the minimum hours as per CASA licence requirements. This price can vary depending on each student’s individual needs.ds.
Initial Multi-Engine Endorsement
Another step closer to being a professional pilot
The Initial Multi Engine Endorsement teaches you to operate an aircraft with two engines. You will learn how to operate it with both engines operating normally and also how to deal with ‘Asymmetric’ or Single Engine operations.
Ideally, you would’ve already achieved the Manual Pitch Propeller and Retractable Undercarriage endorsements prior to commencing your initial twin. However, these two endorsements can be combined with your initial multi engine endorsement. Allow an extra hour to the below training costs.
NSW AIR has a curriculum of training of 7 hours dual for initial twin endorsement on the Beechcraft Duchess (BE76). Duchess conversions are available if you are endorsed on another twin.
Approximate Training Cost in Beechcraft Duchess BE-76
7.0 hrs @ $535/hr = $3745
Flight Test – $400 plus aircraft hire
*Prices are subject to change. This is estimate on the minimum hours as per CASA licence requirements. This price can vary depending on each student’s individual needs.