An applicant for a night rating shall have acquired in helicopters a minimum of 20 hours of pilot flight time which shall include a minimum of 10 hours of night flight time including:
- 5 hours dual flight time, including 2 hours of cross-country flight time,
- 5 hours solo flight time, including 10 takeoffs, circuits and landings, and
- 10 hours dual instrument time.
Credit for a maximum of 5 hours of the 10 hours of dual instrument time may be given for instrument ground time, provided the total instrument time is in addition to the 10 hours night flight time