Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Night, Night, Night

In an effort to complete the 1.5 hours of night solo time still needed for the commercial, the IFR Pilot is planning on hitting the airport tonight. To make sure that the time is legally night within the meaning of the applicable FAR, it must be one hour after the end of evening civil twlight, as published in the American Air Almanac. Since I didn't have one of those handy on the corner of my desk, I resorted to the next best thing: The Internet.

Go here and you too can determine with scientific precision when your flight counts as "night."


k said...

If only you'd had one of those glazed-eyes evenings at the office last week -- you could've gone wheels-up earlier in the day!

(On the other side of the coin, we're thrilled to have more daylight now in the evenings to extend our daylight flying possibilities!)

Ah, those no-landing light landings are the some of the strongest positive memories I have of my training... of course, that was only two months ago...

k said...

Where are my manners? Have a great flight tonight!