Inspire Aviation – Night VFR Rating


The Night VFR rating is a great opportunity to introduce yourself to exciting new world of night flight. With the Night VFR Rating, your restriction to flight between first light and last light is lifted, adding greater flexibility to your travel plans. The instrument and navigation skills introduced during this course will serve you well to improve your ability to cope with VFR situations, and are a great introduction for a later Instrument Rating. NVFR Candidates will undergo a course of training to satisfy the requirements of CASR Subpart 61.O for the grant of a NVFR Rating and SEA Night Endorsement. This course can be completed full time or part time, with first flight of the syllabus conducted in daylight, and all following flights in the early evening from approximately 5-10pm depending on season. 

Course Structure:

Prior to commencement of the flight component of the course, the following four theory briefings will be completed, covering NVFR operations:

1)    NVFR Human Factors        2)     NVFR Legislation         3)     NVFR Circuits         4)     NVFR Navigation

Upon completion of the required theory, and an in-house theory assessment on the associated aeronautical knowledge components, the candidate will advance to the flying syllabus, as follows below. This course assumes the candidate holds a PPL and therefore has completed 2.0 hours of BIF prior to commencement of the course. 

Flight Number Description Day Flight Time Night Flight Time Instrument Time Dual Flight Time  Solo Flight Time
NVFR1 BIF and Navaids 1.0   0.8 1.0  
NVFR2 Night Circuits 0.2 1.0 0.2 1.2  
NVFR3 Night Circuits   1.0   1.0  
NVFR4 Solo Night Circuits   1.0     1.0
NVFR 5 Night Nav 1 0.2 3.0 0.2 3.2  
NVFR6 Night Nav 2 0.2 3.0 0.2 3.2  
NVFR7 Night Nav 3 – Pre Test 0.2 3.0 0.3 3.2  
Totals   1.8 12.0 1.7 12.8 1.0


After completing the above flying syllabus, the HoO will recommend the candidate to be flight tested for the NVFR Rating with SEA Night Endorsement. The flight test is typically 2.5-3.0 hours flight time. 

Enrolment Details

Entry Criteria (pre-requisites):

  • Private Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplane)
  • Current Class 2 Aviation Medical Certificate
  • Current Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)

Tuition Fees:

Estimate of Fees: A$8200.00  (Final cost will depend on candidate’s choice of training aircraft)
Fees are subject to change.  Full details, terms and conditions provided in writing upon successful application.

Payment Options:

Option 1:  Candidates may choose to pay $3000 at commencement of the course followed by 5 equal weekly instalments.
Option 2:  Candidates may elect to pay 4 equal fortnightly payments. 
Option 3:  Payment in full at commencement of course. 5% discount applies.

Tuition Fee Inclusions:

• Flight time as described in the above table:
• 12.8 Hours Dual Flying
• 1.0 Hours Supervised Solo Flying
• Initial NVFR Flight Test (inc. aircraft hire and testing fee)
• 4 Briefings as described above

Non-Tuition Fees:

Tuition fees do not include the following items. Candidates will complete at their own expense:

• Navigation equipment including current charts etc. 

• Any exceedance of the published course hours, or remedial theory delivered, or subsequent flight test attempts. 

Note: Should further training and or subsequent attempts of exams and flight tests be required, then this remedial ground and or flight training will be
in addition to the course expense. Fees will be charged at the relevant course aircraft, and instructor hourly rate.

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