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 a Cessna 182, 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
Brief – 2 @ $85 each = $170
6.0 hrs @ $495/hr = $2970 + Landings
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.
NSW AIR has a curriculum of training of 10 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
10.0 hrs @ $585/hr = $5850
Flight Test – POA
Plus Aircraft hire