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Night Rating

Night Rating

The EASA Night Rating course will build on the skills you learnt as part of your PPL and adapt them for use in the hours of darkness. Once issued you can fly with or without passengers (subject to currency requirements) and take advantage of the generally smoother and less windy conditions that prevail at night.

Before starting the night rating you will need to have a PPL with a valid single-engine piston rating and a medical with no restrictions regarding flying at night. This course can, however, be completed as the last five hours of your PPL if the time of year is correct and can be completed at Bristol Airport when the hours of darkness allow. This is generally from the end of October until the beginning of March. It is important, therefore, when planning your modular training that this is taken into account. Whilst there is no official ground school requirement for this rating, your instructor will guide you through the various human performance, air law and technical aspects of flight at night.

Whats included

  • 4 hours dual training
  • Ground briefings

Whats not included

  • CAA Fee to add the rating to your licence
  • The solo requirement is 5 full stop landings and take-offs which may equate to more than 1 hour solo

Generally 5 hours is the minimum night rating training requirement laid down by the Competent Authority. Our package is based on this requirement; any additional hours required to achieve competency will be charged at our current hourly rates.


If you would like to find out more about obtaining your night rating please feel free get in contact with us and we will do our best to help.

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Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club
Bristol Airport, BS48 3DP

01275 475429


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