Night Qualification (NQ)
Night flying is an art and ofcourse also a wonderful experience. Furthermore, the night rating gives you more options and freedom of movement after your flight training. The course consists of 5 flying lessons of one hour of which 4 with a flight instructor. No formal practical or theoretical exam is necessary, your flight instructor simply signs off your logbook and you send the form to your local C.A.A. to get the Night Qualification on your flight license. The night qualification is the perfect extension of your PPL and a compulsory part of the CPL and ATPL pilot courses. During your flight training you make night circuits, navigation flights and you train emergencies. Then you perform one hour of solo night flight with 6 full stops. After your rating is obtained, you have the right to fly solo by night. (In Belgium, the night period is from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise and in the Netherlands from sunset to sunrise measured as U.D.P, Universal Daylight Period). Night flying is prohibited in the Netherlands, while almost all other EASA countries allow it.
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Night qualification (NQ): € 1.631
We have made every effort to minimize the price of the Night Rating.
NIGHT QUALIFICATION (NQ) Hoevenen/Antwerpen
PRIVATE PILOT (PPL)
|Books + Docs + Briefings + ATO overhead||€ 320|
|4 hrs dual flight training with instructor Cessna 150/152||€ 857|
|1 hr solo flight Cessna 150/152||€ 171|
|TOTAL NIGHT QUALIFICATION (NQ)*||€ 1.631|
|*(all incl. except pilot supplies/books, government charges (LPE/Medical/Licensing), possibly extra req. flights and landings not in homebases )|
Specific advantages of EASA Night Qualification at ExecutiveFlight
- Visual flying at night is not permitted in the Netherlands, only for training purposes, while it is a compulsory part of professional pilot training (CPL/ATPL). Our smart choice of airports in Belgian border region gives you all the possibilities to train at night..
- There are numerous airports around the border with Belgium, Germany and France, with whom we have a good relationship, and where you can fly to after your Night Qualification has been added to your license.
- Very low landing fees, for night and instrument approaches. 0 to €10 depending on the flight destination.
- Executive Flight offers the opportunity to get your night qualification in two nights.
Luchthavenlei 1, 2100, Bus 32, Antwerp (B)
Rue des Fusillés, 6040, Gosselies, Belgie
2 nights to 1 month. Note: For night flights the weather must be perfect.
NB .: Due to strict environmental standards, circuit training is no longer allowed in most airports after 20:00. This means that there are only a few winter left to obtain the Night Qualification and the lessons often get cancelled because of the winter weather. So plan your course well for the period Dec-Feb and be as much available for training as you can.
During other periods of the year the training is done in Wallonia (Belgium) or in Northern France
Night qualification (NQ) training overview
- 2 hrs dual circuit touch & go with flight instructor
- 1 hr dual navigation training with instructor
- 1 hr solo circuit flight with 6 touch & g’s
- Aircrafts: Cessna 150/152, Diamond DA-40, Cessna 182, Robin DR400
The night qualification gives its holder the right to fly at night in VFR (visual flight rules) conditions. However, only if the country where you will fly allows it. In the Netherlands, VFR flying by night is not permitted. The difference between VFR (visual flight rules) and IFR (instrument flight rules) flight is the way of navigation. With VFR one the pilot uses maps and looks outside to find the way, IFR implies flying on the basis of instruments in the airplane and ground beacons.
Pre entry Requirements
To be allowed to start the night qualification flight training the candidate must be in possession of a Private Pilot’s License or PPL. If the pilot has a LAPL the candidate must first do the IFR part of the training for PPL (3 hours with an instructor) before you he start your night qualification flight training.
The practical training consists of five hours flying at night of which at least 3 hours will be carried out under dual control with an instructor including a navigation flight of one hour that stretches at least 50km overland. The candidate has to make five solo take-offs and landings.
The student has to follow a theoretical course in our flight school consisting of five hours briefing. there is no formal test or exam.
There is no practical or theoretical examination, but you should send a Course Completion Certificate (CCC) together with the normal rating application forms to KIWA in the Netherlands, or if you have a foreign (EASA) certification to the Civil Aviation Authorities ( CAA) of the country where your license is held.
Several EASA Member States have different rules regarding night flying. For example, it is banned in the Netherlands to fly VFR at night. The night starts at sunset and ends at sunrise in NL. In Belgium and in many other countries it is allowed to fly at night and the night starts 30 ‘after sunset and stops 30’ before sunrise. The rule that the entire course must be completed within 6 months has been withdrawn . To be able to carry passengers at night the pilot is required to have done three take-offs and landings in the past 90 days by night.
Aeroplanes, TMGs, airships. 1) If the competencies of an LAPL, SPL or a PPL for airplanes, TMGs or airships are to be exercised in VFR conditions at night, applicants must complete a training course at an ATO. The course shall include:
i) theoretical knowledge instruction;
ii) at least 5 hours of flight time at night in the appropriate aircraft category, including at least 3 hours of dual control instruction including at least 1 hour of cross-country navigation with at least one cross-country flight with dual control of at least 50 km (27 nautical miles) and 5 solo take-offs and 5 solo full-stop landings.
2) Before completing the training at night, LAPL holders must complete the instrument flight training required for the issue of the PPL.
3) When applicants hold a class rating for both single-engine piston airplanes (land) and a TMG, they may complete the requirements in point 1) in either class or both classes.