The FAA has certified the Frasca Bell 407 Level 7 flight training device at the Helicopter Flight Training Center as a BH407GX with NVG capabilities.
The new certification permits the training center to take the cockpit from analog to glass, a change that will occur about once a month for students flying Bell 407GX aircraft. The cockpit allows for inadvertent IMC training with eight projector screens providing outstanding visuals, including low, medium and high illumination NVG training.
The flight training device is available to operators for dry lease, allowing them to use their own instructors and training curriculum. Programs that do not have an instructor can request a referral from the HFTC or take advantage of its “train the trainer” program.