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Twin Training Woes

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I've been trying for several months to get my multi-engine rating in preparation for buying a new DA42. The dealer offers a voucher but not the actual training. I have a job and would like to try to get it done during a week off.

Flight School #1: Plans to attend last Fall were scuttled when a student did a wheels-up landing in their nearly new DA42.

Flight School #2: Very insistent that I give them $1,000 up front, which I did, securing my training slot for January. In December they remembered this newfangled thing called ADS-B which they hadn't done anything about. So sorry, the plane will be unavailable.

Flight School #3: Required payment in full prior to scheduling training. I paid $6,500 and was scheduled to start tomorrow. Last night they called and said a student "bent a prop" during their check ride yesterday and their plane is now AOG.

So I have next week off but with no where to go and no multi-training scheduled. Willing to go anywhere in the US with likely good weather. I called a few places around the country but their schedules were full for next week. Still awaiting callbacks from a few more. I wanted to get the multi rating in a plane similar to one I hope to get but at this rate I may just call the local flight school with the beat-up Seneca.

Does anyone have a suggestion for DA42 multi-engine training for next week? A newer -VI would be nice since that is what I have already memorized the speeds and specs.
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Re: Twin Training Woes

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Where are you located? Angel City Flyers and Bay City Flyers were, when I trained, an excellent outfit and had lots of DA42s available. They can knock it out in a week (I believe someone here can attest to that, having grabbed his multi rating at Angel City Flyers this past fall.) LGB and OAK (or thereabouts).
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Re: Twin Training Woes

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Curious: "bent a prop"? If it was a 42 does it not have an MT? They don't "bend".

I would recommend trying Galvin Aviation in Seattle but the NW is in a really questionable weather pattern right now.
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I was in KHWD today and as Colin suggests, Bay City has at least one if not two DA42's. No idea about the quality of the instructors or availability.

Good luck!
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Re: Twin Training Woes

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You might give Midwest Corporate Air in Bellefontaine Ohio (KEDJ) a call. They offer a 3-4 day course in a DA42. Great folks.
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Re: Twin Training Woes

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We have a DA42 available next week in Princeton NJ at the Princeton Flying School. 609-921-3100.
No down payments.
Very experienced instructor,

Give us a call.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have a new plan to start training in Savannah, GA on Monday. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Twin Training Woes

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I did mine at Blue Line in North Carolina. They have a -IV.
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"I did mine at Blue Line in North Carolina. They have a -IV."

Yep. The DA42 with the "bent prop" -whatever that means, is the one at Blue Line that cancelled on me as I was packing my bags the night before.
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Re: Twin Training Woes

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Soareyes wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:40 pm
"I did mine at Blue Line in North Carolina. They have a -IV."

Yep. The DA42 with the "bent prop" -whatever that means, is the one at Blue Line that cancelled on me as I was packing my bags the night before.
I've piloted Blue Line's beautiful blue DA42-VI. Hard to have a "bent prop" when its MT props are made of wood covered with carbon fiber. :scratch:
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