This page contains the night rating issue requirements and the
guidance on how to apply for a night rating using an online application form.
Full details of what to include with your application are set
Please note that attaching correctly certified documents will
enable us to issue your licence more efficiently, with lower risk of errors or
rejections with subsequent delays to your application.
A night rating allows a pilot to fly at night exercising
visual flight rules (VFR). If a pilot wishes to fly at night using instrument
flight rules (IFR) they are also required to have an instrument rating.
The night rating is non-expiring (it has lifetime validity).
A night rating for aeroplanes can be endorsed on a NPPL, LAPL, SPL or PPL, however, the applicant must hold at least a class 2 medical or have
passed a colour sight test.
(Further information on the medical requirements can be found in MED.A.035)
When applicants hold both a single-engine piston aeroplane
(land) and a TMG class rating, they may complete the requirements in either
class or both classes.
The night rating can be applied for at the same time as the
issue of a PPL. The applicant must have completed the night rating course
requirements as an additional 5 hours course to the PPL.
In order to apply for a night rating you will have to pass an
appropriate training course in an approved training organisation (ATO) or a
declared training organisation (DTO). This course must be completed within a
period of 6 months.
The training includes:
Before completing the training at night, LAPL holders shall
have completed the basic instrument flight training required for the issue of
A further breakdown of the Night (A) training course can be
found in AMC1 FCL.810(a) Night Rating Credits.
Please refer to Part-FCL, Subpart I, FCL.810 for any credits
that may apply.
To apply for a night rating to be added to your licence please
complete the online form SRG1126
When applying for a night rating online, you will be asked to
upload the following documents:
Please note: we will not be able to assess your application
unless the uploaded documents will be correctly certified. How
to get copies of your documents certified
The fee for the issued of a night rating is £127.
This fee is required prior to submitting your application.
An additional fee will be charged if you wish for your licence
to be returned by a courier service.
Please visit our licence
fees and costs section for more information.
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