Night VFR Rating


A Night Visual Flight Rules Rating allows you to operate an aeroplane after dark anywhere in Australia. Holding a NVFR opens up a world of opportunities with night flying a unique experience for pilots. Additionally, the NVFR allows you greater flexibility and convenience in flight planning, particularly for longer flights that may need to end after the sun has gone down.

Phase 1: First Night Solo Flight

This training phase covers general aircraft handling and basic responses to emergencies while operating at night within the circuit area.

Phase 2: Night Cross-Country Exercises

Once you’ve completed your first night solo flight, the training shifts towards honing your abilities with night cross-country exercises.

Phase 3: Night VFR Flight Test

This final phase of your NVFR training involves completing a short theory exam and a lesson with a senior flight instructor.

What you need to get a NVFR?

The requirements for undertaking your Night VFR Flight Test include the following:

  • Hold a Commercial (CPL) or Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • Hold a Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate
  • Complete at least 13 hours of flight training

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Royal Aero Club of New South Wales acknowledges the original custodians of Camden Airport. Recognising peoples of the Gundungurra, Tharawal, and Dharug Nations have accessed the land beneath us and skies above us for thousands of years. We pay respect to their elders and communities past, present, and emerging.

ARN: 1223948

Granted under the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) 1998

Approval Number: CASA.141 FTO.0433

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