Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEAIR)


Diploma of Aviation + Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEAIR)
3 months (approx)
AU$34,000 (approx)
January | April | July | October
Gold Coast (Australia)


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CPL holders have the option of continuing on to a further Diploma of Aviation that provides all the necessary training toward the Multi-engine Aeroplane Instrument Rating (MEAIR).

The MEAIR allows pilots to fly multi-engine aircraft in full Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) at all phases of the flight, both during the day and at night in any operation permitted by the grade of pilot’s licence held.


  • Deposit on booking: $16,700 + OSHC
  • week 10: $16,700 >> Completion of MEAIR
Also Note:
  • Non-refundable enrolment fee of $250
  • Course fees are valid at the time of publication but are subject to change.
  • Course fees for international students are government protected .
  • Full terms and conditions provided with formal Letter of Offer to successful applicants.
  • Multi-Engine and Instrument Rating ground school (theory)
  • All flying in an appropriate twin engine aircraft
  • Flight briefs
  • Simulator time
  • Instrument Rating theory exam (first attempt)
  • MEAIR flight test including Testing Officer/Flight Examiner and aircraft charges

Learning Outcomes

The Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations) programme delivers the theory component via a “ground school” covering the requirements for the Instrument Rating Examination (IREX). This is complemented by a series of briefs prior to the flight lessons.  There is also a degree of self-study expected from each student.  The period of self-study that the student undertakes is entirely up to the student but significant advance reading is recommended.

Aviation licenses and qualifications received in Australia are considered among the highest standard in the world. Most relevant qualifications are transferable among ICAO member states and usually require only a local law exam and flight test. It is important, however, that you contact your local aviation authority before booking your training to ensure that you understand the procedures for converting your qualifications if relevant. We do not make any guarantees in relation to the cost and practicalities of licence conversion.

The MEAIR programme can be packaged together with the CPL under a single visa. The MEAIR is highly recommended as it qualifies you to fly aircraft with more than one engine in a wide range of conditions including night flying and poor weather flying. Ultimately this will make you more competitive in your job hunting.

Study Units

Following are indicative units of study undertaken throughout the course. The exact units are dependent on the provider and your own choices throughout the course. Please note that some units are repeated throughout the programme but at a more advanced level.

Core Subjects

  • Implement threat and error management strategies
  • Manage safe flight operations
  • Plan a flight under instrument flight rules
  • Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules
  • Operate and manage aircraft systems
  • Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
  • Conduct a 2D instrument approach
  • Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures
  • Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
  • Perform non published instrument departure procedures
  • Perform published instrument departure procedures
  • Perform visual circling approach


  • Conduct a 3D instrument approach
  • Operate a multi-engine aeroplane
  • Conduct a 2D non-directional beacon instrument approach
  • Conduct a 2D very high frequency omni-directional radio range instrument approach
  • Conduct a 3D instrument landing system instrument approach
  • Conduct a 2D distance measuring equipment global navigation satellite system instrument approach
  • Conduct a 2D global navigation satellite system non-precision instrument approach
  • Operate a multi-engine helicopter


  • 18 years of age
  • A valid and acceptable Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
  • Senior high school certificate
  • Upper intermediate English level equal to 5.5 IELTS or higher
  • Good health and eye sight (required to pass aviation medical examinations)
    Colour Deficient Vision (CDV):
    Australia permits CDV pilots to train for and achieve CPL and ATPL qualifications. Some conditions may apply, so please check with us for advice on your specific circumstances.
  • No criminal record (required in order to get Australian aviation security card)
  • A valid and acceptable Commercial pilot Licence
  • Senior high school certificate
  • Upper intermediate English level equal to 5.5 IELTS or higher
  • Good health and eye sight
  • No criminal record

How To Apply

1. Is this the course for you?
Check the course details to make sure this is the course for you. We recommend that you also consult with your local aviation authority to ensure that you understand the cost and procedure for converting your overseas aviation qualifications upon your return home.

2. Are you eligible?
Check the Requirements section to make sure you meet the criteria to enter the course. If you need to upgrade your English or your academic background, no problem, we can package these in.

3. Can you get a visa?
You need to make sure you are eligible to get a student visa so visit the website of the Immigration Department here>> to check the requirements for getting a student visa.

4. Do you have sufficient funding?
In most cases, you will need to demonstrate that you have plenty of money to afford the course and the cost of living. Aviation training is a major financial investment so please do not undertake the course if this will cause you financial hardship. You should have at least enough money to cover the full cost of the course plus travel and the cost of living and insurance for your entire stay. Please visit our FAQ section for more guidance on this.

5. Apply online
If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, applying is easy! Our simply online application form includes a Quick Guide section. Please read the guide first so you have everything correctly prepared before applying. After reading the guide, just contact us if you have any questions. Click the "Apply Now" button below to go to the application form and guide.