I've been able to read about piloting a helicopter at night, but not at sunset, and I need to know if there are any particular difficulties with visibility at sunset. I think that there might be reduced visibility, but I don't know that for sure, and I certainly don't want to guess and get it wrong.
Specifically, is it harder to see things on the ground? And is there an annoying moment where it's too light for night vision goggles but too dark for the sun shield and the pilot can't see as well as she could normally? Would it be possible (or likely) for a pilot to not see something happening on the ground (like an insurgent aiming a RPG at her Blackhawk)?
Thank you so much in advance if you can answer this for me.