The following is an update on the use of Drones in the airspace around Leicester Airport. …
Holders of a Pilots Licence can fly a light aeroplane in daylight hours but you should consider upgrading your PPL or LAPL to include a Night Rating allowing you to fly after sunset (quite useful when flying during the winter months). The holder of a night rating is able to fly with passengers within the UK during the hours of darkness
Night Rating training is available at Leicester on Tuesdays and Thursday until 8 pm between October and March, as sunset permits.
The course comprises of:
- Theoretical knowledge instruction
- 5 hours flight time in aircraft at night including,
- 3 hours dual instruction
- 1 hour of cross-country navigation (27 nm)
- 5 solo takeoffs and full stop landings
There is a small amount of theoretical knowledge training but there is no exam!
Cessna 152: £800.00
PA28 or Cessna 172: £925.00
Training in own aircraft: £350
If not already a Leicestershire Aero Club member then a monthly membership fee of £35.00 is incurred while training.
The course does not include the CAA fee to add the rating onto your licence (currently £121).