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CubCrafters Receives Night VFR Approval For Top Cub

Changes Include Backlit Placards, Instrument Illumination, Fuel Sight Gauge Lighting

Light aircraft designer and manufacturer CubCrafters has announced that the FAA has issued Night VFR approval for its CC18-180 Top Cub. CubCrafters’ Top Cub was already a capable and versatile utility aircraft, with a gross weight of 2,300 pounds, a useful load of 1,100 pounds, and class-leading short-field capabilities; the addition of Night VFR expands the Top Cub’s capabilities.

“Until now, the only significant omission from Top Cub’s enviable list of competencies was night flight,” said Jim Richmond, CubCrafters’ CEO. “Now that restriction is gone and new owners can enjoy extended operating hours.”

A number of changes were made to the Top Cub cabin for Night VFR Certification including new backlit placards, instrument illumination, fuel sight gauge lighting, and glare shields are provided. In addition, several interior surfaces are now finished in non-reflective black and modern LED taxi and landing lights have replaced incandescent fixtures. Richmond also notes, “The FAA has raised the bar for Night VFR over the years. Our new certification meets the latest and most rigorous standards set by the FAA with regard to human factors making the Top Cub more convenient and safe for true night operations.”

All new Top Cubs will include the complete Night VFR Lighting Package as standard equipment. “Night VFR Certification will benefit all new Top Cub owners,” Richmond said, “but particularly those pilots based in northern latitudes where daylight hours are reduced much of the year.”

(Images provided by CubCrafters)



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