Night - NVFR

Flying at night adds an entirely new dimension to your visual pilot training! Whether the beautiful lights of the city or the amazing constellations of a clear night in the country, a Night VFR rating permits you to fly at maybe times more convenient to you. This may mean you can leave a little later to make a evening or night arrival back at home, or depart earlier, before dawn, for an earlier arrival at your destination.

Nevertheless, a Night VFR rating will extend your flying skills, including the use of navigation aids (NDB and VOR), and use of runway lighting equipment such as PAL (Pilot Activated Lighting)

Prior to undertaking the Night VFR Flight Test, the following requirements must be met:

  • Hold a Private Pilot's Licence
  • 10 hours of flight time at night, including:
    • at least 2 hours in the circuit
    • at least 5 hours dual navigation instruction
    • at least 1 cross-country flight of 3 hours duration over at least 100nm


For your night rating you may choose from the following aircraft:

  • Piper Warrior
  • Piper Dakota
  • Cessna 182
  • Cessna 180
  • Twin Comanche
  • Tiger Moth 90-minute Joyflights

    Start your journey from Camden Airport and fly in and around the Sydney region taking in the familiar sites, or perhaps choose to fly to the Blue Mountains and see the famous 3-sisters from a fresh vantage point. Create your own custom route, up to 90 minutes, with the famous Vintage Bi-plane, the de Havilland Tiger Moth! Throughout the flight you will get the opportunity to have a fly of the aircraft by yourself. Book a Joyflight now!

  • Courses

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