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'Nother "newbie" question: Night Flying

Weather permiting, a pair of IR/or thermal gog's (so you don;t wrap yourself round the national grid), good moon light, cloudless sky, still air, nav lights running, even a transponder ...... any reason (other than CAA "rules & regs") why one shouldn't go for a mid-nite fly? - or do some folk (they just don't say much about it)?

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'Nother "newbie" question: Night Flying

why one shouldn't go for a mid-nite fly?

Legalities aside - the view is a bit dissappointing at night, plus sods law says your NV goggles would fall off and go through the prop, that's if the batteries did not go flat at the moment you were just dodging pylons.

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It's certainly technically possible - here are Team RedBull 'Lighting up Trinidad'

Plenty of other vid clips around of others trying it to varying degrees of success. But chances of flying into things, or injury from not spotting the landing correctly has got to be an order of magnitude higher for mere mortals...

Andy

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