FlightSafety International is now offering FAA-approved Part 142 Night Vision Goggle initial training for Airbus Helicopters H135, Bell 212, and Bell 412EP using Level D qualified simulators. FlightSafety has also introduced an NVG eLearning recurrent course.
"The ongoing expansion of our NVG training for helicopter pilots demonstrates our investment and commitment to providing the highest quality training for this critically important technology," said Steve Gross, senior vice president, Sales.
The initial training is designed to provide in-depth instruction on the equipment and focus on the efficient and effective use of the goggles through scenario based and mission specific exercises. It includes eight hours of ground school and eight hours of training in an advanced Level D qualified simulator that features the company's VITAL 1100 visual system.
The recurrent course provides an extensive review of NVG operational techniques during all phases of flight. Topics include Limitations and Flight Operations; Aeromedical Factors; Normal, Abnormal, and Emergency Operations; Performance and Scene Interpretation; Flight Planning; as well as Night Interpretation and Factors Affecting Interpretation. It also covers NVG regulatory and procedural guidance FAA 61.31 (k) (1).