Focusing on the most common variants of the DA42: The TwinStar, equipped with Thielert 1.7 or 2.0 engines as well as the DA42NG and DA42VI equipped with Austro E4-B engines, this guide is divided into three sections; Multiengine Transition, Systems Overview and Flight Procedures.
The Systems Overview gathers important information from various parts of the Diamond Approved Flight Manual into a single, convenient location. Pilots training for a private multiengine rating, commercial multi-engine certificate, or flight instructor multiengine rating should find this section helpful for preparing for the practical test. Certificated pilots and instructors should find this guide useful for maintaining currency or when preparing for a flight review.
The Flight Procedures section describes procedures, techniques, and profiles developed and refined by the author over years of dual instruction given in the DA42. These procedures are organized so that they follow the order of the Areas of Operation and Tasks found in the FAA Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards and Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards.