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Multi Engine Instrument Rating

The Multi Engine Instrument rating is an essential step in your aviation career as it enables the Pilot in Command to fly multi engine aircraft under Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC).  It provides greater flexibility to depart in conditions where there is low cloud or non VMC. During your training, you will also become familiar with the operation of handling a multi engine aircraft.

The MEIR rating is valuable to private pilots who are aiming to carry a few passengers with the added redundancy of an extra engine. This is an excellent addition for Commercial Pilots who are looking to expand their aviation career and skillset, you do not need any experience in Multi-Engine aircraft to begin this course. Also, check out the single-engine instrument rating here.

Prerequisites: minimum of PPL and 50hrs PIC


Total: AUD $28,299


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the flight test the pilot will attain a Multi Engine Instrument Rating in Australia (IR-MEA). An IR-MEA allows the pilot to operate a multi engine aircraft under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in marginal weather. This rating is available to pilots who have completed their PPL or CPL and is required for pilots looking to advance their careers to charter or the airlines.

Choose from:

Full Time - 4 weeks     |     Part Time - 8 weeks


Your Syllabus of Flight Training will include:

  • 32hrs of Flight Training Dual
  • 20hrs of Simulator Dual

Your Syllabus of Theory will cover:

  • 15hrs of Flight Training Theory
  • CASA IREX exam

What's Included

25hrs dual

20hrs Simulator

7hrs Multi Engine dual

15hrs Instrument in-class Briefing


Bob Tait IREX Textbook

ATC Multi Engine Textbook

Aircraft Checklist


If you require accomodation we can make arrangements on your behalf. Contact us for more information.
*Note: Accomodation costs are not included.

Payment Plans     

Multi Engine Instrument Rating AUD $28,299

Full Time
AUD $7,078.75 per week
for 4 weeks

Part Time
AUD $3,541.38 per week
for 8 weeks


Upfront payment of AUD $2,199

Then pay as you fly at a rate of AUD $679/hr Duchess BE76 and AUD $220/hr Simulator



Handypay offers SFA Students simple and affordable finance options for your course.

With either weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.  

·  $2,000 to $75,000

·  Payment Terms 1 - 7 years

·  Flexible repayments

·  No monthly or exit fees

·  No early repayment fees

·  Get approval in minutes

·  Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen

·  An enquiry will not impact your credit score


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Ancillary Fees (approx.)

2x Flight Tests
IREX Exam AUD $180
Headset Hire AUD $25
Landing Fees AUD $45



Approach and Enroute charges As per Airservices Australia
Maps, ERSA, software AUD $150
Additional Flying hours as required (competency based)