How did you aquire your multi-engine time???

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What are the typical minimums required by airlines in regards to multi-engine time? 500 hours or so??? I don't think anybody can afford to straight-out rent an airplane to aquire that type of time. Just interested in how you may have aquired your multi-engine time.
 

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I was lucky building my multi time. I got my MEI as soon as I finished my CFI (within a month) and starting sharing flight time with some buddies. After about a month of that, I met a guy through Angel Flight that owned a 310. We flew together a bit on some missions, and then he started letting me use his plane to fly missions on my own. I did a trip to Oshkosh in that plane, which racked up about 25 hours. Then my big break came. The guy that owned the flight school where I did most of my training asked me if I wanted to fly to Mexico with him in his 421. By the time the trip was over, I was offered a job flight instructing at his school. The kicker - I'd be the main multi instructor. We had several Belgium and Dutch students fly in to get their ratings and build 100 hours. Within three to four months I had 300 hours of multi time. Got an interview almost immediately at a regional airline, where I built the rest of my multi time :)
 

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I never went the CFI route (only have 100 or so hours dual given). I was hired by a aerial photography company with 500 hours flying C172 around the country. In 6 months or so, I had enough survey flight time to get with a company that basically did the same type of flying but with an all twin fleet. The value of pervious survey flight time was more important then pervious multi time. Now have 2200 with 1200 multi and 2 years of survey flight time.
 

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I did mine as an MEI. Flew a little bit with buddies. I agree with the Angel flight deal. i did that also and its a good way to build contacts also and do a good deed. good luck
 

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UnAnswerd said:
Just interested in how you may have aquired your multi-engine time.

I sat in the backseat as an MEI, while two guys up front split (and paid for) the time.










Just kidding, just kidding....:rolleyes:
 

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Flew the mighty twin otter in the lovely tropical paradise of Haiti.
 

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My friend told me he just divided his single engine time by 2
 

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rt seat 135 in a PA31-350 till I had the 135 pic mins then over to the left for a year until getting hired at a 121 outfit in 1999. When I got the 121 job I had a ATP and 1900tt, 1100 multi and 700 or so multi pic with about 1500 total pic.

I was standing in the right place at the right time and got the 135 job at 360tt.
 

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I got my MEI and also purchased blocks of time in old barons and 310's that I then split with buddies, this got me to about 170 hours multi which got me a postion flying C402's over the Grand Canyon and that took me to about 500 hours piston multi which did the trick.
 

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I got all of it as an MEI, about 250 hrs. Talk about people trying to kill you!!
 

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Got my multi rating right after my private, then did my instrument in the might seminole, then did the majority of my commercial in it as well. I'm at 130 multi right now so I'm in pretty good shape as I start my CFI career.
 

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Bought in with two other guys on a twin Cessna and flew incidental to business flights for my employer and flew a lot of cost sharing flights with friends. It was a learning experience...in fact it turned me into Rip Torn ala "dodge ball"! "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!" thunk!
 

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I sat at on the picnic table outside my flight school and tallied tail numbers that flew overhead... Timing their flights so I'd have an accurate flight time for each tail # and day in case anyone ever "axed".

;)
 

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I.P. Freley said:
I sat at on the picnic table outside my flight school and tallied tail numbers that flew overhead... Timing their flights so I'd have an accurate flight time for each tail # and day in case anyone ever "axed".

;)


Damn, why didn't I think of that.
 

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I must be slow on the up-take. I just realized you can't post d a m n. It gets changed to "dang." Too funny.
Anybody got a running list of all the no-no words?
 

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k_EAT=ho_ME said:
I must be slow on the up-take. I just realized you can't post d a m n. It gets changed to "dang." Too funny.
Anybody got a running list of all the no-no words?

Here you go:

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Oh yeah, don't forget <CENSORED>.
 
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