AVISS00046 – Night Visual Flight Rules (NVFR) Pilot Skill Set

Course Overview


AVISS00046 – Night Visual Flight Rules (NVFR) Pilot Skill Set

Provided by Becker Helicopter Services Pty Ltd – RTO Number 5446 – CRICOS Provider Code 01742J

This Skill Set is part of the AVI Aviation Training Package and targets those pilots who specifically require NVFR Pilot rating in the aviation operational environment.

14 weeks: this comprises 11 teaching weeks and 3 weeks of holidays.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Prior to commencing this course, you need to have:

    • Appropriate helicopter pilot qualifications and experience; and
    • Pass a Class Two Medical; and
    • Demonstrated General English Language Proficiency by having:
      – successfully completed a CASA General English Language Proficiency (GELP) Assessment, or
      – attained an Aviation English Language Proficiency (AELP) level of ICAO 3 or higher, issued by a CASA approved Language test centre (for ICAO assessment).
      NOTE: Conditional Entry may be authorised by the Chief Pilot if a Level 2 English Language Proficiency is demonstrated during a BHS administered General English Language assessment, subject to on-going integrated English language training of a minimum of 5 hours per week until a Level 3 (GELP or ICAO 3) as been attained, and subject to no solo flight until a Level 3 (GELP or ICAO 3) General English Language proficiency as been attained.
    • must meet Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) requirements as determined by Becker Helicopters Chief Pilot.
  • Aircraft


    Normally completed in a Robinson R22 helicopter, which is a 2 seater piston aircraft. It is a popular training helicopter because it is cost effective.

    Some students may elect to undertake the training in a different aircraft, at a higher per hourly rate. Some aircraft which you may choose to do an endorsement in includes:

    • Robinson R44 (4 seater, piston helicopter popular in tourism and as private aircraft)
    • Bell 206BIII Jet Ranger (5 seater, turbine helicopter, the workhorse of helicopters).
    • Eurocopter AS350D (5 seater, turbine helicopter)
    • Agusta 109E Power (7 seater, turbine, twin engine helicopter)
  • Flight Hours

    Flight Hours

    Standard Course:

    • 10 flight hours NVFR
    • 1.3 flight hours Basic IFR
    • 8.7 hours Basic IFR in a Simulator
  • Electives


    • Not Applicable.
  • Course Outcomes

    Course Outcomes

    • AVISS00046 Night Visual Flight Rules (NVFR) Pilot Skill set