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Old 01-17-2019, 07:51 AM   #1  
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Default Commercial Single Add On

I earned my commercial multi license several years ago but never got the single. I am now looking to get the single add on. Anybody have any experience with this route? Is the check ride just the commercial single engine maneuvers? Lazy Eights, Chandelles, Eights on Pylons, etc.? How about the oral? Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:37 AM   #2  
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My situation was very much the same, but slightly different. I did my multi commercial first, and then my single engine add on about 2 weeks later with the same examiner. My oral was the bare minimum of aircraft systems and performance. I planned a cross country, and we went over the weight and balance. He then asked about a couple of systems on the Cirrus. 25 minutes max. The flight was straight forward, just the manuevers that you listed and maybe a couple more. If you were able to pass the multi initial commercial, you should have no problems getting back up to speed in a single. Good luck!
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The PTS (or whatever they call it these days) has a matrix showing what tasks must be added for specific add-ons. There will be an oral, the examiner *should* focus on SE unique topics (but be prepared).

Basically IIRC it should cover the SE stuff not covered in the ME, maneuvers and engine out procedures.
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:19 PM   #4  
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Just had a student take his SE add on today. The ACS has a list of required tasks. Nothing crazy, he spent less than 2 weeks working on it (one lesson a day). Easy ride.
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:17 PM   #5  
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Here’s a breakdown of the required tasks in the ACS for adding SEL to Commercial AMEL:

I. Preflight Preparation (F, G)
- Performance and Limitations
- Operation of Systems
II. Preflight Procedures (A, B, F)
- Preflight Assessment
- Flight Deck Management
- Before Takeoff Check
III. Airport and Seaplane Base Operations (None)
IV. Takeoffs, Landings and Go-Arounds (A, B, C, D, E, F , M)
- Normal Takeoff and Climb
- Normal Approach and Landing
- Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb
- Soft-Field Approach and Landing
- Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb
- Short-Field Approach and Landing
- Power-Off 180° Accuracy Approach and Landing
V. Performance and Ground Reference Maneuvers (B, (C or D), E)
- Steep Spiral
- Chandelles or Lazy Eights
- Eights on Pylons
VI. Navigation (None)
VII. Slow Flight and Stalls (None)
VIII. High Altitude Operations (None)
IX. Emergency Operations (B, C)
- Emergency Approach and Landing (Simulated)
- Systems and Equipment Malfunctions
X. Multiengine Operations (None)
XI. Postflight Procedures (None)
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:54 AM   #6  
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Thanks for all the responses.
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