Flight #: 16 — NIGHT OPERATION

Pilot:

Date:

Time:

Objectives:

  • Ensure lighting, etc. is safe for night flights

Check

Action

   
 

PRE-FLIGHT

 

All test flight hours must have been accomplished before night operations can be executed with N9X

 

Sit in aircraft in the dark

 

Ensure flashlight is handy & has fresh batteries

 

Set interior light brightness

 
  • Are all instruments illuminated?
 
  • Turn on all electricity. Does it exceed 80% (28 amps) of alternator capacity?
 
  • Taxi aircraft at least 1/2 hour at night before flying at night (watch CHT & Oil Temps)
   
 

FLIGHT #1

 

Start test at dusk w/ a little light remaining

 

Perform at least 3 takeoffs & landings

 

END TEST #1

 

Post flight Questions:

 
  • Are taxi & landing lights effective?
 
  • Is the strobe reflecting off anything?
 
  • Are interior lights effective?
 
  • Do lights reflect off canopy?
 
  • Do any lights cause radio interference?
   
   
   
 

FLIGHT TEST #2

 

Fly to Greenwood Airport & Return

   
   
 

POST FLIGHT

 

Prepare corrective action list

 

Record fuel and oil consumption

   
   
   
   
   

NOTES