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How is night PPL training done during the summer?

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How is night flight training for the PPL done during the summer, being that the sun goes down close to 9PM? Do I just have a late lesson or how is it done?

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  1. Mark Kolber on May 19, 2013

    A late session. It’s great for a lot of things. When I taught in the Denver area, many of us used the summer late night session to get a student landing at Denver International (KDEN – Class B primary). It’s generally too busy until at least 9, but after 10 PM it was typically easy to get in.

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  2. Kris Kortokrax on May 19, 2013

    If you live in Alaska, there is an exception spelled out in 61.110.

    Essentially, you may be issued a Private certificate with a limitation “Night flying prohibited”.
    You must meet the night training requirement within 12 months.

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