Don't get caught by earlier nightfall

November 2, 2007

Don't get caught by earlier nightfall

By AOPA ePublishing staff

Many pilots will begin flying more at night as we fall back to Standard Time on Nov. 4. There may be less traffic and lighter winds, but don't ignore the challenges of flying in the dark.

Check out the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Flying Night VFR Safety Hot Spot and AOPA's Night Flying subject report to prepare for a night flight free of mishap.

While planning, use AOPA's Airport Directory Online to learn more about airport lighting and any special night traffic patterns. To avoid obstructions or terrain at night, read the foundation's Terrain Avoidance Plan Safety Brief.

November 2, 2007