Logging Night Time: The Main Reasons You Need to Do It
you’re like many General Aviation pilots or even a good number of commercial airline pilots, you probably log more day flights than night ones. Especially as a GA pilot, it may be tempting to let your night flight currency lapse, but if you do, not only are you missing out on a whole lot of beautiful peaceful flights, but you are also setting yourself up for a potentially dangerous set of circumstances.
Cockpit Lights: How to Choose the Right Set for Flying at Night
During a night flight, you will want a reliable and consistent way to illuminate your instrument panel. While newer aircraft will come with pre lit instruments, there are plenty of ways you can upgrade your existing instrument lights.
No Pilot Should Be a Deer In Headlights!
One of the simplest (yet incredibly important!) tools a pilot needs is a working flashlight. Pilots use flashlights on the outside of the plane during pre-check and also to see a sectional in the dark during flight. A pilot who doesn’t use a proper flashlight could risk the safety of themselves and their passengers.