Night Visual Flight Rating (NVFR)
If you’re working towards your CPL and you’re planning to become a Flight Instructor your NVFR is a very economical way of meeting the minimum requirements. Obtaining you NVFR is much more affordable than an Instrument Rating at this stage of your career.
The NVFR includes instrument training to enable you to navigate accurately and safely without outside visual cues. For a Night Visual Flight Rules Rating you’ll complete:
- Two hours in a simulator
- Five hours of night circuits including three hours solo
- Five hours dual cross country at night including one navigation of at least 100 nautical miles and at least 60 minutes, and including a successful ‘Black Hole’ approach
- Navigation Aid Training, NDB & VOR
- A written examination
- Night Visual Flight Rules flight test
Minimum entry requirements are:
- PPL or higher licence
Cost of the NVFR training of course depends on how long it takes you to demonstrate your skill but it is usually 10 to 12 hours.