View Full Version : without NIT no IFR at night!

30th Aug 2015, 09:24
Dear Instructors and Examiners,

reviewing the last version of the EASA examiner guide FCL (from FOCA)

http://www.bazl.admin.ch/experten/ausbildung_lizenzen/03167/03168/03200/index.html?lang=en&download=NHzLpZeg7t,lnp6I0NTU042l2Z6ln1ad1IZn4Z2qZpnO2Yuq2Z6 gpJCDfH1,gmym162epYbg2c_JjKbNoKSn6A--

I've found this quote :

"As from 1 Feb 2015 the NIT endorsement is applicable for both VFR and IFR, hence without NIT no IFR at night!"

Until now pilots needed to have the " recent experience" (FCL 060) to fly commercially with passengers, nonetheless they were exempted of the night approach and landing provided they had the IR rating valid.
Does the above quote means that now we need NIT endorsement to fly at night even if we have the IR valid??

How is your interpretation?

I haven't found any other document on line where this NIT endorsement is explained.

How do you keep your Night IFR current ( for commercialOPS) ?

thanks for your feedback!!!

31st Aug 2015, 10:06
I am going to hazard a guess at this one. FCL810 specifies that night training shall have been completed if a VFR flight is conducted at Night.

Reg 1178 was modified wef April 2015 so that FCL 610 IR now includes the requirement for Night Training if an IR is to be exercised at Night, it had been oimitted from the earlier Reg 1178.

Therefore; before you fly IFR or VFR at night you must have received night training and have a Night Rating. No change to FCL.060 which requires night currency for the carriage of any passenger as well as commercial operations.

1st Oct 2015, 23:32
who pity thanks for your reply!!!!

i contacted directly the civil aviation authorities and this is their answer:

"New with Part-FCL is that you need to hold the night rating in addition to the IR rating (c.f. FCL.610(a)(1)(i)), if not your IR priviledges will be restricted to day only (earlier there was some night training included in the IR training, but this training was less than what is required for a night rating).

the night recency to operate at night with passengers on board, you need 1 take-off, approach and landing at night, unless you hold an IR (c.f. FCL.060(b)(2)), so on the recency issue there is no change; if the pilot hold an IR he is consider to have fulfilled the night recency requirements. There is an exception for single-pilot CAT ops at night, which requires a specific recency."