Night Rating

Rather than landing due to dark, continue and get to your destination as planned.

What are the privileges of a Night Rating?

The Night Rating allows you to act as Pilot-in-Command in visual conditions at night. It can be invaluable if you get delayed during a flight and may enable you to continue to your destination, rather than land somewhere else over night.

What are the requirements of the course?

The Night Rating course comprises of five hours of flight instruction at night, covering night familiarisation, circuits and circuit emergencies, five solo take-off and landings and navigation at night.

How long is it valid for?

Night Ratings are non-expiring, so as long as your licence is valid, your Night Rating is too. However, to carry passengers you must have completed three take-off and landings in the last 90 days, one of which must have been at night.

Starting requirements


Your must hold a valid LAPL, Class Two or Class One medical certificate.


Your must hold, or be working towards an LAPL or PPL.

LAPL Holders

Holders of an LAPL should have completed exercise 19 – Introduction to instrument flight.

Why choose us?

Great training facilities

Generous time slots and friendly one-to-one instruction in our modern facilities mean that you'll always get the quality time that you need whilst training. Gamston is lit for night operations, meaning there's no need to go elsewhere.

Our friendly team of staff are always on hand, should you need assistance.

Simple to use online services

Our online booking system is quick and easy to use. We'll also send you confirmation and reminder emails.

You can also log in to our members area to see your future bookings, or access our documents store, keep your knowledge up to date and see other relevant information, like Gamston's weather.

Great membership benefits

We are able to offer free landings at Gamston whilst using our aircraft.

We'll remind you when your ratings are going to expire to ensure that you're always up-to-date.

We offer free hot drinks whilst you unwind after your flight.

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