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Flying at Night

Wondering why people fly at night?

Check out how beautiful it can be in the video above!

Things to consider for nighttime flight planning….

Night Flight Considerations:

  • What type of lighting, fuel, and tower is available at the departure, arrival, and alternate airports?
    • Does the airport have a beacon?
    • Does the airport have pilot controlled lighting?
    • Is the tower part-time? What time does it open and close? What happens to the airspace?
    • Does the airport have fuel?
  • Are there any NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen) that are relevant to your flight?
  • Are you current to carry passengers at night?
  • Does all aircraft lighting function properly? (inclusive of interior panel and map lighting)
  • Have my eyes adjusted for night time flying?