Night Rating Training and Instruction

Double Your Flight Time
and Versatility

When the sun goes down, a Night Rating lets you stay in the air, increasing your flexibility and versatility as a pilot. There’s something special about flying at night in calm, quiet airspace. The view is unbeatable, especially during the twilight and evening hours. At the International Pilot Academy, we’ll help you master the skills needed to safely and comfortably fly after the sun sets.

VMC Flight
and Navigation

Night ratings allow pilots to fly in visual meteorological conditions (VMC). These are conditions that offer pilots enough visibility to fly their aircraft while maintaining visual reference to and separation from geographical features and other aircraft. Unlike instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), pilots need not rely on their aircraft’s instrumentation for navigation in these conditions.

Rating Requirements

Pilots seeking their Night Rating must:

  • Hold a Private Pilot License.
  • Log a minimum of 10 hours of night flight time, including:
    • 5 hours of night dual flight, 2 hours of which must be cross-country;
    • 5 hours of night solo flight, including 10 take-offs and landings;
  • Log 10 hours of instrument flight time