Night Rating – Aeroplanes

Night Rating

The Night Rating Qualification allows the Private Pilot to fly between “official night” and “official day” (30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise respectively).

Nothing compares to the sensation of flying at night, as a unique experience, an amazing panorama, a completely different view by night and improved skill of controlling an aircraft without having a horizon reference.

General requirements for a Night Rating:

  1. Age – An applicant shall be a minimum of eighteen years of age.
  2. Medical Fitness – An applicant shall hold a valid Class 1 or Class 2 Aviation Medical Certificate.
  3. Certificates – An applicant shall hold at least a current Private Pilot License.

Night Rating curriculum:

  1. Knowledge – An applicant will complete a course that includes a minimum of 10 hours night rating ground school.
  2. Experience – An applicant will complete a minimum of 8 hours of night flight time in aeroplanes.

Night Rating Ground Stages


During this stage, the student will review regulations regarding the night rating. In addition, the student will gain a greater understanding of airport lighting systems.


During this stage, the student will learn more about human performance and limitations. They will also expand their knowledge of meteorology, weather forecasting and weather interpretation.

Night Rating Flight Stages


This stage provides the student with dual training at night. Night navigation skills will be presented.


This stage builds upon the skills developed in the first stage. The student will fly solo at night.

Night Rating – Course Break-up:

Type of Training (Ground) Hours
Flight Briefings (Pre-post briefings) 8
Ground Courses 10
Total Ground 18
Type of Training (Flight) Hours
Aircraft – Solo 2
Aircraft – Dual 6
Basic Aviation Training Device 2
Total Flight 10


Training – Cessna 172S

Fees Break-up Hours Price/
Hour (USD)
Total (USD)
Registration 500
Flight Training Material 300
Annual Beirut Intl airport security gate pass 150
*Ground Courses 5.0 750
Aircraft – Solo 2.0 300 600
Aircraft – Dual 6.0 350 2100
Basic Aviation Training Device 2.0 100 200
Pre/Post Briefings 8.0 25 200
LCAA Rating Fees 150
Total Fees  4.950

*The Ground Training is based on the student attending the school, at the scheduled time. Make up lessons for any missed ground training will be held on a one-on-one basis and at an additional ground instruction rate.

Additional Costs

Fees Break-up Price/Hour (USD)
Hourly rate for additional flight instruction in a C172S 330
Hourly rate for additional flight instruction in a C172S G1000 370
Hourly rate for additional ground instruction (one-on-one) 100
Hourly rate for additional pre-post flight briefings 50


  • The hours provided for the Tuition above are the minimum course requirement. According to the overall performance and progress of the pilot additional instruction may be required to meet the proficiency standards required to satisfactorily complete the Night Rating Program. The number of additional hours will be determined by the Flight Instructor.
  • The Fees may be adjusted without prior notice by Beirut Wings management in the event of unforeseen cost escalation, including but not limited to, rapidly rising fuel costs or increased aircraft flying costs.
  • Flight Training Material cost is based on mandatory items needed to complete the course.