NIGHT(A) – night rating (aeroplane)

In accordance with EASA standards: PART-FCL

NIGHT(A) – a qualification for night flights (aircraft) is an essential qualification for a professional pilot, suitable also for private pilots. Graduates of the NIGHT(A) – qualification for night flights (aircraft) course will expand their knowledge and skills in flying at night.



The night qualification is an essential qualification for a professional pilot. This qualification needs to be obtained before commencing training of the Commercial Pilot License CPL(A) course or before starting training to obtain the qualification IR(A) if the pilot wants to acquire instrument rating at night as well. The night qualification (night endorsement) authorizes you to fly after sunset, under good visibility conditions, and to land at an airport equipped with an lighted runway. You can obtain the night qualification immediately after completing training for Private Pilot License PPL(A).


Flight training:

Total flight training: 5 hours

  • of which with an instructor in dual control: 3 hours*
  • solo flights: 5 takeoffs and 5 landings
  • including 1 hour of navigation flight with an instructor covering a minimum distance of 50 km (27 NM), during which the pilot will perform 1 landing at a different airport than the departure airport.

Theory instruction:

Theory instruction in the NIGHT(A) course – qualification for night flights (aircraft) is individualized and combined with flight training.

  • Total hours of theoretical instruction: 5 hours (self-study + consultations)
  • Study materials and textbooks are included in the eLearning platform and are covered in the course fee.


The price you will have to pay to learn to fly and obtain a pilot’s license varies from person to person and depends on many factors. The price should not be the main factor in deciding where to get your pilot’s license. When it comes to flight training, cheap is rarely good.

Basic factors affecting the cost of training:

  • Your goals in aviation
  • Type of aircraft for training with regard to goals
  • How much time can I devote to training


Your goals in flying have a significant impact on how your overall flight training will be conducted. If you want to fly only recreationally, training in an aircraft with lighter avionics will be significantly cheaper than compared to a businessman or future professional pilot.

The price of pilot training for individual pilot licenses is set in connection with the number of flight hours in the curriculum, the time of ground preparations, and theoretical instruction in the classroom. Further, it is necessary to count additional expenses for landing and other airport fees and fees for exams at authorities and payments for obtaining necessary permits for training.

In our flight school, you receive the following for your training FREE of charge:


Distance theory courses with online teaching and video conferences

Study materials included in the course price

Theory courses start 6 times a year

Possibility to customize your studies individually

Flight school near Prague

High success rate of our students in exams

Thanks to the Airbus A320 FNPT II MCC APS Simulator, our school has secured a leading position not only in the Czech Republic but also in Central Europe. The Airbus A320 FNPT II MCC simulator meets EASA requirements for Airline Pilot Standard (APS) pilot training.

The BSA aircraft fleet consists of CESSNA aircraft equipped with modern avionics used in commercial aircraft. All aircraft are carefully and regularly serviced.

Blue Sky Aviation is a certified company in the international network of CESSNA PILOT CENTER flight schools operated by the aircraft manufacturer Cessna, an American company Textron Aviation.

Pilot training from zero to professional commercial aircraft pilot according to European EASA standards. The obtained licenses and qualifications are valid in all countries of the European Union.

Don’t have enough personal funds for training? We will help you secure financing for your pilot training.

We go above and beyond to accommodate your needs and requirements, both in training and when renting aircraft. Our flight and theoretical courses are conducted in the form of individual lessons, exclusively between an instructor and a student.

Learning materials for the theory course and sample questions for exam preparation are available to you 24/7 online and offline on our unique e-Learning portal. The theory teaching materials are FREE OF CHARGE.

You can reserve the aircraft for your flights yourself in our online reservation system.

We offer our own accommodation for students of our flight school directly at our airport Kladno or next to the airport Vaclav Havel in Prague – 20 min from us.