Remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night to standard time - that is unless you live in an area that doesn't observe the time change. In addition to getting an extra hour of sleep, the time change means you'll have to use a new variable to convert to or from Zulu time and increases the likelihood you'll have to fly at night.
Many pilots, including flight instructors, start flying before sunset and then continue into the night to do the required three takeoffs and full-stop landings. Just be sure you aren't carrying a passenger when you do that unless you already have the night currency requirements. For more information, see AOPA's night flying subject report.
October 27, 2006