The Night VFR Rating, as the name implies, allows the holder to fly an aircraft by night in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC).
This rating is available on a Private, Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Licence and authorizes the holder to fly at night in good weather.
Privileges of The Night VFR Rating
The Night VFR rating will let you fly at night providing the weather is good. You will still be flying under visual conditions so you must be able to fly by reference to the ground however this rating is invaluable. If you are running late and will miss last light you will be able to come in after dark or maybe you want to get an early start to that trip and get going before sunrise.
One of the most common uses of the Night VFR rating is a flight to take in the view of the city lights. The view of the city by night is truly spectacular.
Theory Requirements For The Night VFR Rating
There are no CASA theory examinations required for the NVFR rating, however your flight instructor will provide you with theory notes and briefings in order to cover the required areas of knowledge.
The training program provides for a minimum of 10 hours dual with at least two hours of night circuit practice and 5 hours night navigation. On reaching a safe competent standard you will be required to complete a flight test for the issue of the Night VFR Rating.
Note. This course information is for lAustralian residents not requiring a student visa, training only. If you are an International Prospective Student and would like information on the courses that we have available please refer to the International Student Training Link in the drop down menu of flight training.