Night flying is usually the next thing on a pilot’s wish list after the basic private pilot licence (PPL). It’s a small and affordable step, and a very good way to complement your skills especially if it’s already a few years since you attended a flight school. You’ll need to undergo a short theoretical training of one day and a minimum of five hours of practical flight training. No flight skill test is needed; only the course is required. The NF(A) endorsement never expires.
The NF endorsement will permit you to fly at night in visual flight conditions (VFR, visual flight rules). Night VFR flying is definitely more demanding than VFR flying in daytime, and it is also subject to more stringent weather minimums: the NF endorsement may not be your carte blanche to long cross-country trips at night except on very clear nights, but it certainly is a useful rating to have when planning cross-country trips that would finish in the dusk hours or, in case of delay, at night.
If you plan to become a professional pilot, night flying skills and experience are a must. The same NF endorsement is also required if you intend to fly IFR at night. Although not a strict prerequisite nowadays to start an IR course, it makes sense to get the NF endorsement first before embarking on the IR course.
At Aeropole you can choose to do your training in a glass cockpit (Garmin G1000) aircraft or on conventional instruments. We can also arrange for additional instrument flying training, in case you did not already have the required three (3) hours from your PPL training.
Due to the midnight sun in Finland, night training is provided from November to March, possibly extending to April. Contact us now to get started!
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