What is the difference between Instrument and Multi Engine rating?

It is necessary for a Commercial Pilot to know all professional terms used in the Aviation industry like the back of their hand, which are otherwise not known to the public. As complex as they sound, these terms have simple meanings most times.

Instrument rating is the qualification a pilot requires to fly in certain conditions. These ratings fall under the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). To gain the Instrument Rating qualification, a pilot needs to undergo additional training specific to this course. These trainings involve instructions that are beyond the ones given during Private Pilot License or Commercial Pilot License. This includes rules for Instrument flying, instructions for meteorology and intensive flight training by reference to instruments.

In the Instrument Rating training, they teach a candidate about the different instruments present in the cockpit. For e.g.: an artificial horizon indicator. This training is important because it helps a pilot understand whether the plane they are flying is in a good condition or not. Due to this training, a pilot understands his plane like a doctor understands his patients. In addition, with the instrument rating training in hand, a pilot is capable of landing the plane without looking through the window, which is otherwise called a bling landing. It helps a pilot understand the exact location of the runways and glide paths in case of poor visibility. In case of dense fog or poor weather conditions, Instrument Rating training comes in handy.

Likewise, a pilot can also get the training for Multi Engine Rating. Multi Engine Rating is the training that helps pilots to fly aircrafts with two or more engines. It is crucial for a pilot to gain this training, as Multi Engine planes are completely different from a Single Engine plane. The procedure to start the engine, the landing of the plane, making an emergency landing etc. are different in a Multi Engine plane.

Thus, both Instrument Rating and Multi Engine Rating are crucial for any Commercial Pilot to master his/her flying.

Why Diamond Aircraft is the best choice for Aviation training?

The answer is simple. Safety! We choose Diamond Aircraft because they are safer than their aluminum counterparts are. These aircrafts have the best safety record in the world today. The features of these aircrafts cannot be compared to aircrafts built a decade ago. They have the strongest safety record in the industry. Diamond Aircrafts are exhilarating to fly, with responsive controls, comfortable cockpits and impeccable performance. With Safety, great handling qualities, stability, responsiveness, excellent runway and climb performance, they are fast, yet fuel efficient, quiet, smooth and forgiving. This makes diamond aircrafts best for Pilot training. The best aviation schools across the globe would have Diamonds in their fleet.

Aviation Consumer Used Aircraft Guide, February 2008, put it quite well:

“As a company, Diamond has one of the most remarkable safety records in all of light aircraft general aviation. In our last in-depth review of accident trends in our September 2006 issue Diamond’s fatal average was a remarkable 0.16/100,000 flight hours, compared to 1.2/100,000 for the GA fleet. Over the years, we have noticed that Diamond airplanes show little tendency toward post-crash fires. In fact, we have not been able to find any significant fires in Diamond airplanes, which we find to be a remarkable record due in part to the airplane’s design. We think Diamond can rightly claim the best safety record in light aircraft GA.”

Diamond aircrafts are the safest in their class with an incredible overall accident rate of about just one sixth of the general aviation average. They are the first to introduce Diesel piston singles and twins. With Austro Engine, they have developed eco-friendly, fuel-saving and powerful aircraft diesel engines. All the Diamond Aircrafts are fuel-efficient thus saving money.

No other aviation manufacturers across the globe can offer fuel efficient, time saving and quality assuring aircrafts like Diamond Aircrafts.