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Night VFR

HeliPilot wrote:

For UK FCL licence holders, a Night Rating (Helicopter) involves:

PREREQUISITES:
- 100 hrs (post license issue)
- 60 hrs PIC
- 20 hrs cross-country

COURSE INCLUDES:
- 5hrs theory instruction
- 10hrs simulated instrument (Foggles)
- 5hr night flying (inc. 3hrs dual, 1hr x-country & 5 solo night circuits)

all of the above must be completed within a 6mo time frame

That sounds like my next challenge. I think if you could fly a piston engine helicopter competently at night nothing else would ever raise your heart rate again. I feel that becoming completely desensitized to noises, vibrations and turbulence while learning to fly the helicopter was the best part of the PPL (H) training. You get in the aeroplane after flying a heli ā€“ and nothing bothers you.

Buying, Selling, Flying
EISG, Ireland

WilliamF wrote:

You get in the aeroplane after flying a heli ā€“ and nothing bothers you.

Lose a prop blade? No biggie, Iā€™m used to that shaking feeling! :D

Fly more.
LSGY, Switzerland
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