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05-05-2008, 03:46 AM
I should be taking my multi checkride in about 3-4 days and was wondering for those of you who have taken it how was it compaired to others? Longer, shorter, tougher, easier? I know every ride is different, but what would you have studied more or less? Were systems a big topic? Really anything you might be able to suggest would be great! Thanks!
05-05-2008, 04:20 AM
My advice on Multi is RELAX. Don't treat engine failures like they are a MAJOR emergency. Take your time, point out the fact that you have an engine failure, maintain directional control and then go through the checklist.
As far as the oral goes, just review the PTS, know the systems on your plane, be prepared to talk about critical engines and Vmc.
When I did my private multi, the check airman told me to slow down and take my time, and now that I am teaching multi students, I tell them the same thing........
Have fun and good luck
05-05-2008, 08:21 AM
Probably shorter than most...you have already covered most of the basics in your SE training. Systems are important, so the examiner will probably go over that thoroughly (esp. landing gear and prop controls), as well as single-engine aerodynamics.
I have found ME checkrides easier because you don't do as many aggressive manuevers and the airplane is more stable. Just pause for a moment and engage your brain before you start yanking levers.
05-05-2008, 09:45 AM
There are several threads discussing the oral portion of a multi checkride in the archives of APC- search and ye shall find. As for the practical exam, you will only have to run through tasks found in the PTS with the only real unexpected variation coming from local winds or airport conditions. An hour flight is more than enough to cover PTS tasks and the oral takes even less time.