Single Engine IFR @ Night

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TrickyDicky
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Single Engine IFR @ Night

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Question:
While it is currently illegal to fly commercial SE IFR at night and in weather that does not allow a cloud break is it legal for a private owner flown aircraft?
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Well it was perfectly legal when I got my PPL/IR - and I haven't seen any change at ICAO since

It depends on the confidence you have in your powerplant

Statistics show - or did - that power failure rates very low as fatality cause for single-enge IFR flight

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Yes I would agree with Maurice as long as its not under Jar ops 1 I believe. To get anywhere at night outside the CTR you must file IFR. If the wx is near minimums then stay at home.

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Thanks Guys,
Thats what I reckoned but wasnt sure.
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Legal Yes. Safe? Down to personal choice. I've done about 20-30 hrs night time single engine IFR. I was a lot less experienced and more innocent then, not sure if I'd do it now.
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