In aviation terms "day" is defined as the period from 15 minutes before sunrise to 15 minutes after sunset, and "night" is therefore conversely the period up to 15 minutes before sunrise and from 15 minutes after sunset.
The pic Dave took below is at sunrise at Virginia Airport.. you can just see the little runway lights visible in the dark in front of the bushes that separate the airfield from the beach. Dave obtained his night-rating last year and has enjoyed some spectacular flights over Durban at night.
|Stunning sunrise over the Virginia Airport runway|
|The taxiway at Virginia Airport|
|Early morning flight over the Durban beachfront and golden mile|
|Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium built for the 2010 World Cup Football event in South Africa|
|The view from Virginia over the golf course and to the Umgeni River and the Stadium|