Night Rating

Flying at night shows a whole new world, that every Pilot should experience. Things look so different that many people fall in love with it once they’ve been up after dark.

Heliflite Charter & Training can provide you with some of the best night flying experience around. With the lights of Auckland’s Sky Tower and CBD. and the contrasting dark rural landscape, you get a wide range of night-flying situations almost as soon as you lift off.

Night flying does bring new challenges to master as well, which is why the CAA requires additional training. Before undertaking any Night Training, you must first complete a minimum of 2 hours of Instrument Flying in Helicopters.

Our training includes full ground briefings covering the hazards of night flight, human factors, the legal implications, wider use of the instruments and the necessity of accurate navigation techniques and planning.

PPL requirements
2 hours of Dual Instrument Flying
5 hours of Night Flying – including 2 hours of Solo

CPL requirements
2 hours of Dual Instrument Flying
10 hours of Night Flying – including 5 hours of Dual, and 2 hours of Solo

Night Cross-Country

For Night Operations beyond 25 nm of a lighted aerodrome or heliport.

PPL requirements
5 hours of Dual Instrument Flying
10 hours of Night Flying – including 3 hours of Dual Night Cross-Country training.

CPL requirements
10 hours of Dual Instrument Flying
10 hours of Night Flying – including 5 hours of Dual, 2 hours of Solo, and 3 hours of Dual Night Cross-Country training.

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