FlightSafety Expands Night Vision Goggle Training

FlightSafety International’s night vision goggle course provides realistic scenarios in its full flight simulators. FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is expanding the availability of its initial and recurrent night-vision goggle courses. NVG courses are being added at the company’s facilities in Dallas; Denver; Lafayette, Louisiana; and Stavanger, Norway, covering simulators for helicopters built by Airbus Helicopters, Bell and Sikorsky.

The Part 142 approved NVG courses are conducted in FlightSafety’s Level D full flight simulators, which help provide realistic training scenarios. “This ongoing expansion, and FAA qualification of our NVG training, demonstrates the advanced capabilities and flexibility of our Vital 1100 visual system and commitment to providing the highest quality training for this critically important technology,” said Steve Gross, FlightSafety International’s senior vice president of sales.

The initial course includes in-depth instruction on the functionality of the hardware and how night vision goggles are used. Eight hours of ground school and eight hours of flight instruction in a full motion simulator are included, using scenario-based and mission specific exercises. The recurrent NVG course is a review of the techniques during all phases of flight.

The training is geared toward missions such as helicopter air ambulance, law enforcement, search and rescue, airborne surveillance, fire and rescue, security and more.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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