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On 27 September 2023, the Commission recommended that the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, in consultation with stakeholders, establish and clarify instrument currency requirements for night Visual Flight Rules flying.
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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).

An industry helicopter working group has been convened and will, as part of their work, consider the issues raised in recommendation 030/23.
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