Night Rating

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Night Rating Course

If you have a PPL (A) you can add a night rating to allow you to fly in visual flight rules (VFR) conditions at night. Night in the UK is from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise. Applicants shall complete a training course within a period of up to 6 months at an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) to exercise the privileges of a PPL for aeroplanes under VFR at night. The course will include theory, dual instruction and solo flight time at night. The night rating is valid for life. But if you want to carry passengers at night the normal passenger rules of ‘3 take-off and landings in the past 90 days’ apply, with the addition that, unless you have a valid instrument rating, at least one of each must have been at night.

To add night ratings to an aeroplane licence your training will cover:

  • Theoretical knowledge instruction

5 Hours Of Flight Time At Night Including At Least:

  • 3 hours of dual flying instruction
  • 1 hour of cross-country navigation with at least one dual cross-country flight of at least 50km
  • 5 solo take-offs and 5 solo full-stop landings

Personal Rating

The night rating is a personal rating, not an aircraft rating, so if you have both a single-engine piston land (SEP land) and touring motor glider (TMG) class rating you can complete the training either or both classes.

Skills Test &/Or Written Examination

There is no test or examination at the end of the training course.


There are no revalidation/renewal requirements.

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