Multi-Engine Instrument Rating

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What is an MEIR?

Besides having experience operating an aircraft, all major airlines will not employ pilots unless they have a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (or MEIR). The rating allows the pilot to fly IFR (in cloud) from departure to arrival only becoming visual just before landing.

Since most large aircraft operate under IFR all the time this is a must have rating for pilots withing to fly 'the big ones.'


Training at Sunair

We use our Piper PA-23's for the training towards a MEIR since they have two engines, and are capable of flying IFR.

Our Aztecs are powered by two 250HP Lycoming engines (Non turbo).


GNSS and Nav Aid equipment

Most of our IFR capable aircraft are fitted with a Garmin 430 GPS. This is a relatively basic GPS device and allows the aircraft to conduct RNAV approaches.

Our aircraft are also fitted with the standard Nav Aids typically found in IFR capable aircraft, i.e. VOR/DME, ADF.