With the clocks going back an hour we say goodbye to British Summer Time and say hello to Night Flying!
As of Thursday November 3rd at Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield we can enjoy Night Flying every Thursday and Friday until March 2017.
David Donovan our CFI will outline the Night Rating course in a short talk with the do's, don'ts and thrills of night flying.
Join David and the Take Flight Team to enjoy Hot Food, S’mores, Beer and Music!
Why not sign up for a course? It's only 5 hours!!
The only additional cost to aircraft hire and instruction is to the airfield and that’s £10.00 per sortie, to cover the facilities and is payable on the night to the Tower. On the two nights the airfield will continue to be open till 8:00pm and fuel will be available till approx. 7:30pm.
Buddy up with someone to train with - it's a quicker way to learn, or just "backseat" a ride to see if you like it. Wednesday night will be a good time to make all these arrangements.
If the weather holds and all things being equal, you can usually get the qualification by mid-December and we then have a fly out to Leicester airfield planned for one of their famous curry nights! (Date set for December is Thursday 8th where our ‘First Wednesday’ event changes to a Thursday)
A great time to revalidate your qualification if you already have one.
It's the usual 90day rule "of which one take-off and landing must be at night" but unless you are very experienced we would suggest an instructor checks you out, it still counts as your landing revalidation and is much safer!
You will see on the notes column instructor’s availability and sunset times - Official night is 1/2 hour after Sunset!
BOOKING ADVICE FOR NIGHT FLYING:
In order the airfield can arrange to crew the fire department and tower we need to book our night flying slots on the Monday of that week, so please let your Take Flight instructor or reception know by noon on Monday if you want to fly. The decision to fly based on weather and bookings will be made at 4pm on the day of the proposed night flying. firstname.lastname@example.org 01789 470424.
Bring a friend/partner to the event as well, Members Free none members £5