Short days in winter reduce your opportunities to fly… unless you hold a Night Rating! 

As soon as you hold your PPL

As a Private Pilot, you can obtain a night qualification just after your PPL. This rating allows you to plan your trip beyond the sunset and to experience the enchanting beauty of a night time flight.

Theoretical and practical program

The programme comprises 5hrs of ground course and at least 5 hours flight time at night, including at least 3 hours of dual instruction, including at least 1 hour of cross-country navigation with at least one dual cross-country flight of at least 50 km (27 NM) and 5 solo take-offs and 5 solo full-stop landings.

Please contact us for more information on our next Night Rating theoretical session:

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In order to start training at night, you need to:

1. hold a PPL(A)
2. hold a valid Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate without any limitation for night flight
3. hold a valid ELP (English Languange Proficiency) certificate


According to the legislation, the training must be provided by an ATO and must include:

- a theoretical course,
- at least 5 hours of flight time at night on the same category of aircraft

The training must be completed within 6 months maximum.


The Night Rating theory consists of a 5-hour course that we give online over two evenings (2.5hr each).

We organise two sessions per year, and the next one will start on Thursday 6 October 2022.


The flight training is covered in at least 5 hours.

3 hours will be flown with an instructor, qualified to give instruction at night, including at least 1 hour of cross-country navigation with at least one dual cross-country flight of at least 50 km (27 NM).

You will do 5 solo take-offs and full-stop landings.


There is no examination at the end of the training. Our school is approved (BE-ATO/306) by the Belgian civil aviation authorities to issue a certificate on the basis of which you can request the authorities to add the mention "Night" on your license.

In order to keep your Night Rating current and take passengers on board, you need to have at least one takeoff and one landing logged in your logbook in the last 90 days.


Instrument Rating

Brussels Aviation School provides qualified pilots with a theoretical and practical training for holding an Instrument Rating.

SEP Rechecks

Our ATO provides training to pilots to obtain, revalidate or renew their SEP rating.

Tailwheel Difference Training

We provide a tailweel difference training to qualified pilots.

Ready for a night flight?