Recent innovations in Night Vision Goggle (NVG) technology and affordability have opened up civilian flight operations to the enhanced, safe, night flying operations once reserved for military personnel. With proper training from an FAA-accredited NVG instructor, elite helicopter pilots can now fully realize the benefits of night vision goggles during night flight operations.
Our Night Vision Goggle (NVG) courses offer comprehensive flight and ground training to certified helicopter pilots wishing to gain the proficiency and endorsements necessary to use night vision devices safely and effectively. Our Initial Qualification, Recurrent, and NVG Instructor courses satisfy the requirements of FAR Part 61.31(k)(1-2), 61.57(f)(g) and 61.195(k), respectively. Course curriculum includes advanced flight and ground training in aeromedical factors, operations of night vision equipment, pre/post flight, and normal and emergency procedures while utilizing night vision goggles. Pilots will be required to, while using night vision goggles, meet or exceed the minimum standards set by the FAA Practical Test Standards listed for their current pilot certificate.
Our choice of aircraft is the Bell 206B3 for conducting NVG training, but a Robinson R44 Raven II is available at the student’s request.
Our Night Vision Goggle course is available under FAR Part 61 and Universal Helicopters’ FAA-approved Part 141 certificates, and can be tailored to the specific needs / mission requirements of our customer.