Additional Details Night Qualification
An applicant applying for a Night Qualification must have completed the following:
At least 100 hours of flying time as pilot of helicopters after the issue of the PPL (H). Including:
60 hours as Pilot in Command of helicopters and,
20 hours cross-country flying time
The holder of a licence that does not include a valid instrument rating (helicopter) shall not act as pilot-in-command of a helicopter carrying passengers at night unless, during the previous 90 days, at least three take-offs and landings have been carried out by night.
Night Qualification Air Exercises Syllabus:
Exercise 1: Revise basic manoeuvres when flying by sole reference to instruments, demonstrate transition to instrument flight from visual flight, and revise recovery from unusual attitudes by sole reference to instruments.
Exercise 2: Demonstrate use of radio navigation aids when flying by sole reference to instruments, to include position finding and tracking.
Exercise 3: explain and demonstrate the use of Radar Assistance
Exercise 4: Demonstrate use and adjustment of landing light, demonstrate night hovering, and demonstrate night emergency procedures
Exercise 5: Solo night circuits.
Exercise 6: Demonstrate night cross country techniques, and practice night cross country dual and as SPIC to a satisfactory standard.
Theoretical Knowledge Instruction:
5 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction, covering the revision and/or explanation of:
Night VMC minima.
Rules regarding airspace control at night and facilities available
Rules regarding aerodrome ground/runway/landing site/obstruction lighting
Aircraft navigation lights and collision avoidance rules
Physiological aspects of bight vision and orientation
Dangers of disorientation at night
Dangers of weather deterioration at night
Instrument systems/functions and errors
Instrument lighting and emergency cockpit lighting systems
Map marking for use under cockpit lighting
Practical navigation principles
Radio navigation principles
Planning and use of safety altitude
Danger from icing conditions, avoidance and escape manoeuvres
Flight Training Bookings and More Information
For further details or to make a booking, please contact the Sloane Flying School:
Tel: 01604 817145
Fax: 01604 817197
Or you can even arrange to visit our Flying School facility here at Sywell, where you will be able to see our unbeatable helicopter flight training facilities in action.