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This page contains the Night rating issue requirements and the
guidance on how to apply for a helicopter night rating using an online
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 helicopters can be endorsed on a LAPL 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.030. All LAPL holders need to comply
with MED.030/AMC14 MED.B.095.)
You will have to have completed at least 100 hours of a flight
time as pilot in helicopters after the issue of the licence, including at least
60 hours as PIC on helicopters and 20 hours of cross-country flight before you
can start your training for the helicopter night rating.
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:
more detailed information on course syllabus please contact your training
A further breakdown of the Night (H) training course can be
found in AMC1 FCL.810(b) Night Rating
An applicant who holds or has held an IR in an aeroplane or
TMG, shall be credited with 5 hours towards the 10 hours helicopter dual
instrument instruction time.
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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