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Flying At Night - Clayviation.com
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One of my first flights was at night. I was a passenger in a Cessna 172 on a hop up to Chattanooga. The pilot was my friend and future instructor. I was still a little uneasy about flying - something that a few hours of flight training helped to take away. Every so often I would look below and a tinge of uneasiness would make me wonder how I had gotten up there, but the opposing force was the twinkling lights below and the calm stillness of the air around us. So what's different about flying at night?


The Pilot

There are a few considerations a pilot needs for a successful night flight. The first is currency. 14 CFR 61.57 tells us that in order to carry passengers during the day, a pilot must have completed 3 takeoffs and landings within the last 90 days. To carry passengers at night, a pilot must have made three takeoffs and landings at night within the last 90 days. Read more...

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