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Operations

Night VFR

Checklist

To fly in command

1 In the last 6 months:

Completed one take-off and landing?

Yes

No

Do one take-off and landing dual

CASR 61.965

2 In the last 24 months:

Completed a flight review, test or proficiency check for a NVFR rating or endorsement?

Yes

No

This must be completed

CASR 61.970

3 In the last 90 days, to carry passsengers:

  • (a)Completed three take-offs and landings dual or solo; or
  • (b)Completed a flight test or a relevant check, review for a NVFR rating, endorsement or a flight including night operations as appropriate?

Yes

No

Complete (a) or (b)

CASR 61.395

LSALT

4 Published LSALT?

Yes

No

Calculate LSALT by:

  • (a)10 nm either side of track;
  • (b)Inaccurate navigation or NAVAID failure:
    ±5 nm radius plus ±20% air distance travelled from last fix;
  • (c)From AID:
    ±10.3° to a max of 50 nm either side of track plus ±5 nm;
  • (d)DR: ±15° to a max of 50 nm either side of track plus ±5 nm

AIP GEN 3.3 Section 4

Weather and NOTAMs

5 Pilot brieng from NAIPS obtained?

Yes

No

Obtain

6 ARFOR indicates:

Cloud > SCT below LSALT plus 1000 ft?

Note methods of determining cloud amounts (AIP ENR 1.1 – 87 sect 58)

Yes

No

Don’t fly

Due to inability to maintain VMC

7 TAF indicating the presence, PROB30 or PROB40 of:

  • (a)Cloud > SCT below 1500 ft;
  • (b)Visibility < 8 km;
  • (c)Crosswind > max for aircraft?

Yes

No

Plan for alternate

CASR 61.395

8 NAVAID:

Aerodrome served by NAVAID + aircraft equipped with NAVAID?

Yes

No

Plan for alternate

Within 1 hr that has NAVAID

9 Lighting:

  • (a)PAL system + standby power supply + responsible person;
  • (b)Portable with responsible person?

Yes

No

Plan for alternate

Alternates with PAL do not need a responsible person if dual VHF equipped or 1 x VHF + HF + 30 min holding

Aircraft equipment

10 In the last 24 months:

  • (a)ASI;
  • (b)ALT;
  • (c)Compass;
  • (d)Clock;
  • (e)AI;
  • (f)DG;
  • (g)Turn and slip;
  • (h)Suction gauge?

Yes

No

Don’t fly

11 Aircraft lighting:

  • (a)Instrument lights with variable illumination;
  • (b)one landing light for private, two x landing lights for commercial

Yes

No

Don’t fly

12 Aircraft radio equipment:

  • (a)1 x VHF radio;
  • (b)1 x NAVAID (NDB, VOR or certified GNSS);
  • (c)SSR transponder if operating in CTA/RADAR?

Yes

No

Don’t fly

13 SARTIME or Flight Note:

Submitted 30 mins before EOBT if travelling:

  • (a)Further than 120 nm;
  • (b)Through a designated remote area or
  • (c)Over water
Yes Enjoy your flight

No

Submit one

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