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   fixed wing aircraft
  all about pilot ratings

  choosing a flight school
  Recreational Pilot Permit
  Private Pilot Licence
  Commercial pilot licence
  multi engine rating
  night rating
  floatplane rating requirements
  instrument rating
  instructor rating
  licence conversions

Night Rating

Those wishing to obtain their night rating have acquired a minimum 20 hours of pilot flight time including at least 10 hours of night flight time, five of which must be dual time, including  two  cross country. In addition, 5 hours of night solo time is required, including 10 take-offs, circuits and landings. 10 hours of dual instrument time is also required.

Up to five hours of instrument ground time may be credited towards dual instrument time.

Night rating applicants will have achieved a level of skill specific to the Flight Instructor Standard.

If you have a license endorsed for night rating in another aircraft category, the 20 hour pilot flight time will be reduced to a minimum of five hours, including a minimum two hours dual night flight time, one hour solo night flight time and one hour dual instrument time.