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On 27 September 2023, the Commission recommended that the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, in consultation with stakeholders, resolve the ambiguity around night Visual Flight Rules and guidance to ensure they are fit for purpose.
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In response to these recommendations the CAA is undertaking, or intends to undertake the following:
A complete review of the Part 61 Advisory specific to helicopters is currently underway. The focus areas of this review are:
o Night flying – including clarification and training guidance of Night VFR operations.
o Basic Instrument Flying (currency to be included in the BFR – currently only compass turns)
o Inadvertent IMC training (as above).
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