NVG Pilot Training

Night Vision Initial, Recurrent, and Instructor Pilot Training

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) has trained more than 6000 pilots and crew. FAA certifications in Part 133, 135, 137 and 141.

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As the FAA’s forerunner in the Night Vision flight training industry, ASU is firmly established with flight operations worldwide. Whether you require basic NVG training or advanced training for special operations, our instructor pilots are well qualified to assist you with customized training. All ASU NIght Vision Training flight instructors have extensive civil and military NVG flight experience, a rarity in the training industry. They’ve flown NVGs in nearly every environment on earth, from the arctic to the equator, mountainous to open ocean, desert to jungle, rural farmland to most major U.S. cities (and many international cities), and nearly everything in between. Whatever the future holds, we’ll be ready to help you prepare for it.

 

Initial Night Vision Flight Training

 

Night Vision Instructor Pilot Training

Description of training
8 hours Ground/Classroom
5 hours Flight Training per Pilot
Plus Orientation Flight for
associated Aircrew Members
NVG Crewmember Training
Description of training
Crewmember Training only,
to include:
8 hours Ground/Classroom
Orientation Flight

Description of training
Prerequisites:
Certified Flight Instructor
Previous Initial ASU NVG
Course Completion
If prerequisites are not met,
additional training/time is
required for both ground and
flight training segments.
8 hours Ground/Classroom
5 hours Flight Training per Pilot

Recurrent Night Vision Training Course

Part 141 Flight School – Rotorcraft Helicopter

Description of training
4 hours Ground / Classroom
1 - 1.5 hour Flight Training per Pilot

Also available online

Online Recurrent Training: Co-developed by FlightSafety and Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), this FAA-approved eLearning Night Vision Goggles (NVG) Recurrent course is designed to review NVG operational techniques during all phases of flight. NVG regulatory and procedural guidance FAA 61.31(k)(1) will also be covered. Click here to learn more about Online Reccurrent NVG training

ASU is also a FAR Part 135 Night Vision Goggle Operator and FAR Part 135 NVG Training provider. We use goggles as well as teach about them! ASU received FAR Part 135 NVG Operations approval in September 2002 – the first non-EMS NVG commercial operator in the U.S.

As a service to our customers, ASU also maintains an FAA Approved Part 141 Helicopter Flight School. Training is conducted in Boise, Idaho, in a Bell 206 B3. Our course curriculum ranges from night vision to initial private pilot certification.

NVG Crew & Maintenance Training

Training Programs are customized to meet each customers specific needs.

Ground School:

  • Aeromedical Factors
  • ANVIS Handling & Focusing Procedures
  • Terrain Interpretation
  • Operation Specifications
  • Risk Assessment

Flight Training:

  • Normal Operations
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Inadvertent IMC
  • NVG Malfunctions
  • Transition from Aided to Unaided Flight
  • Special Operations
  • Snow Environment
  • Dust Environment

Specialized Training:

  • EMS Operations
  • Mission Training
  • Tactical & Law Enforcement Operations
  • NVG Firefighting
  • NVG Hoist
  • Special Operations
  • Recurrent Standard & Emergency Procedures

Training Locations

Standard Training programs are typically conducted in the customer's aircraft at their locations and facilities. This provides our customer the advantage of environment and terrain while significantly reducing personnel training costs (travel & per-diem) as well as scheduling turmoil..

Ground and Flight Training is also available at our headquarters in Boise, Idaho, where on-site flight training is usually conducted in ASU aircraft (Bell 206 BIII).

Airworthiness Compliance Training

Our Capabilities and Syllabus

ASU’s NVG ground and flight training syllabus focuses on how best to optimize the use of NVG’s in civil flying operations including:

  • Effective use of aircraft search lights to locate obstacles (Transmission towers, power lines, etc)
  • Landing to brightly lighted areas (Simulated scene and hospital landing areas)
  • Remote area operations (low light conditions)
  • Flat light, brownout and whiteout situations
  • Aircraft emergency procedures
  • NVG Emergency Procedures
  • FAR Part §61.31(k) NVG Subject Areas
  • FAR Parts §61 and 91 Operations (NVG Specific)
  • FAR Part §135 Operations (NVG Specific)

Advanced NVG Flight Operations:  In addition to the “normal” NVG training listed above, ASU has provided advanced NVG training for the following special operations.

  • Search and Rescue
  • NVG Hoist / Winching
  • NVG Aerial Firefighting (Belly Tank)
  • Law Enforcement
  • Tactical NVG General Operations (Military and Para-military)
  • NVG Formation Flight for both tactical and non-tactical operations (Military and Para-military)
  • NVG Tactical Low Level and Nap of the Earth (NOE) flight (Military and Para-military)
  • NVG Tactical Fast Rope / Abseiling (Military and Para-military / Law Enforcement)
  • NVG Tactical Sniping (Military and Para-military / Law Enforcement)
  • NVG Aerial Gunnery (Military and Para-military / Law Enforcement)