UHI NVG
Universal Helicopters offers a comprehensive NVG training program providing depth in NVG operations and knowledge as well as the perfect NVG training location, Prescott Arizona. Universal Helicopters Night Vision Goggle Training Courses provide clients with in-depth and state-of-the-art academic curriculum. All of the NVG training is conducted in accordance with regulations, standards, and guidelines as set forth by the applicable regulatory authority while adhering to the standards of Universal Helicopters.

All Training Courses encompass the most up-to-date technology, information, techniques, and procedures.

We offer three courses at our Prescott location:

  1. A pilot’s initial qualification that authorizes pilot-in-command privileges and meets 61.31 (k).
  2. An instructor pilot course that meets 61.195 (k) and results in instructor authorization to perform night vision goggle pilot-in-command qualification training to meet 61.31 (k) and recent flight experience requirements under 61.57 (f) and (g)
  3. Recurrent Training: NVG recent flight experience 61.57 (f) and NVG proficiency check 61.57 (g)
UHI NVG

Night Vision Goggles – Initial Qualification (UHI Approved Part 141 TCO)

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Hold or obtain at least a third class medical certificate
  • Hold an FAA Private Pilot Certificate or higher, with appropriate ratings or the equivalent licenses issued by a foreign military or regulatory agency.
  • Have completed SFAR 73-1 2. (b) (2) (a) Awareness Training in the R44.
  • Meet SFAR 73-1 2. (b) (2) (b) Aeronautical Experience requirements in the R44.

FAA REQUIREMENTS:

  • Obtain necessary dual instruction and ground training until the standards are met.
  • Pass UHI written examination and oral check
  • Pass a UHI Flight Check

MINIMUM TIMES:
6 Hours Dual - Flight Check Included
8 Hours Ground

Night Vision Goggles – Instructor Pilot (UHI Approved Part 141 TCO)

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Hold or obtain at least a third class medical certificate
  • Hold a current FAA Flight Instructor Certificate
  • Hold a current FAA Flight Instructor Instrument Certificate
  • Have a logbook endorsement to act as a Pilot in Command while using Night Vision Goggles from an authorized instructor per 14 CFR 61.31(k).
  • Have completed SFAR 73-1 2. (b) (2) (a) Awareness Training in the R44.
  • Meet SFAR 73-1 2. (b) (2) (b) Aeronautical Experience requirements in the R44.

FAA REQUIREMENTS:

  • Obtain necessary dual instruction and ground training until the standards are met.
  • Pass UHI written examination and oral check
  • Pass a UHI Flight Check

MINIMUM TIMES:
3 Hours Dual - Flight Check Included
4 Hours Ground

UHI NVG

Night Vision Goggles – Recurrent Training (UHI Approved Part 141 TCO)

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Hold or obtain at least a third class medical certificate
  • Hold an FAA Private Pilot Certificate or higher, with appropriate ratings or the equivalent licenses issued by a foreign military or regulatory agency.
  • Have a logbook endorsement to act as a Pilot in Command while using Night Vision Goggles from an authorized instructor per 14 CFR 61.31(k).
  • Have completed SFAR 73-1 2. (b) (2) (a) Awareness Training in the R44.
  • Meet SFAR 73-1 2. (b) (2) (b) Aeronautical Experience requirements in the R44.

FAA REQUIREMENTS:

  • Obtain necessary dual instruction and ground training until the standards are met.
  • Pass UHI written examination and oral check
  • Pass a UHI Flight Check

MINIMUM TIMES:
2.5 Hours Dual - Flight Check Included
4 Hours Ground

Ground Training

The learning program features training on system capabilities and limitations, operational concepts and requirements, equipment parts familiarization and NVG operations and maintenance procedures.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS LEARNING OUTCOMES
Introduction to Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) At the completion of this lesson the student will be able to employ the night vision goggle (NVG) while performing duties as an aircrew member and/or maintainer.
  • Normal, Abnormal, and Emergency Operations of NVG Equipment
  • Limitations and Capabilities
  • Operational Sequence of the NVG
  • NVG Nomenclature, Functions, and Pre-Operational Inspections
  • NVG Operational Checks and Focus Procedures
NVG/Night Terrain Interpretation At the completion of this lesson the student will be able to interpret the terrain during night flight while performing duties as an aircrew member.
  • Sources of Ambient Light
  • Restrictions to Visibility at Night
  • Cues for Visual Recognition at Night
  • Factors Affecting NVG/Night Terrain Interpretation
  • NVG Navigation/Situation Awareness Cues
Night Vision Orientation At the completion of this lesson the student will be able to manage the effects of visual limitations during night flight while performing duties as an aircrew member.
  • Anatomy of the Eye
  • Common Visual Deficiencies
  • Factors Affecting Dark Adaptation
  • Protection of Night Vision
  • Night Flight Hazards and Limitations
NVG/Night Flight Planning At the completion of this lesson the student will be able to conduct NVG/Night flight planning while performing duties as an aircrew member.
  • NVG/Night Flight Planning Considerations
  • NVG/Night Lighting Considerations
  • Risk Management and Mitigation
Contact Info:
Danny MacKenzie
(928)776-0665
Gordon @ (602)469-2258
UHI NVG