- New pilots need effective mentoring until they are well-established and confident.
- Pilots cannot rely on GPS only to fly night VFR.
- Night flying is made even harder by New Zealand’s microclimates.
- Always have a Plan B.
- Keep flying the aircraft – never give up.
A significant outcome of this accident has meant the EMS industry has moved to the use of NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) which has improved safety.