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Night Rating

After obtaining the Private Pilot License, the next step is to obtain your Night Rating. The Night Rating allows the pilot to fly in suitable visual weather conditions and at night.

Course Duration

This phase is projected to last 4 weeks (1 month) as weather, student progress and other factors can affect the duration.


A valid Private Pilot License
At least 5 hours of Ground School
Pass a SACAA online exam
At least 5 hours of night flight training including a night cross country flight and at least 5 take offs and landings by night
Practical flight and navigational skill test
At least 5 hours of Simulator IF training