Night rating

The Night VFR Rating (NVFR) allows you to fly by night in visual meteorological conditions (VMC). This means you will no longer be restricted to fly during daylight hours.

Aeronautical Requirements

Aeronautical requirements for the issue of a Night VFR Rating are detailed in Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 61.0.2. This requires 10 hours total flight time at night which includes:

  • 5 hours of navigation
  • 2 hours of circuits
The requirements for a NVFR Rating with multi-engine
  • at least 5 hours total multi-engine at night
  • at least 1 hour of circuits in multi-engine at night

Theoretical Requirements

A formal assessment of your knowledge concerning night flying will be made by the testing officer prior to your flight test.

Your instructor will provide you with preflight briefings which will cover many aspects relating to the rating.

It is also recommended that you self study using an approved “Night Flying” text book, or enroll in our NVFR theory Course.