A lot of our visitors have asked why James and Mike are flying at night so much. Jay Hyde helped us out with the answer on this question:
James recently got his IF rating, and Mike his night rating; flying straight and level at night is much easier than landing at night. Most of their flights now are really long, 20 hours for the first leg, 14 hours last night and then 22 hours over the Atlantic. Taking off into the night and flying through the night means that they will at least land in daylight, allowing them to land without instruments (wheather permitting…). Also, I am sure that they are not convinced about the existance/ servicability of IF landing equipment/ beacons in many of the places that they will land now.