These ratings are optional post-qualification additions to your pilot licence. Having additional ratings is not necessary but gives you more options to enjoy flying or work towards a career in aviation.
Quick summary of additional pilot licence ratings
Night Flying Rating – allows you to fly during the official hours of night which are between 30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise.
Tail Wheel Rating – allows you to fly light aircraft fitted with a tail wheel.
Aerobatics Rating – consists of three levels of training that permit increasingly complex maneuvers such as barrel rolls and loop the loop.