The tail-end of this week's storms were whipping through the area, and CALSTAR 6 lead pilot Kris Hunt was guiding the helicopter over Kingsbury Grade. In the back of the chopper, flight nurses Ted Langevin and Nathan Schwab were busy caring for a man who had been injured when a vehicle struck him Thursday night.
ASU is looking for a qualified NVG Installation Technician. Technician is responsible for the installation of supplemental lighting systems to include rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft. To include completion of associated paperwork; delivering professional customer service over the phone and in the field; coordination of post installation updates and participating in procedural documentation, etc. Additionally responsibilities may include but are not limited to performing general aircraft maintenance. This position is full time with benefits upon successful completion of 90 day probationary period.
Lutheran Air is always on call and when the sun goes down is no exception.
"We've been flying at night safely for quite some time. We've just taken it to a whole new level with night vision goggles," said Rex Alexander, a pilot with Lutheran Air.
The new night vision goggles magnify available light to make the eyes see things they otherwise couldn't see in the dark. Light is brought in from one end of the lens and amplified three to four times, turning the black abyss of night into a green field of clarity.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The military has realized the benefits of night vision technology for years. Now pilots with Sanford's Life Flight have been trained and are now using the helmet mounted night-vision goggles. The goggles are especially important for medical emergencies in our rural areas
(Boise, ID. - October 13, 2011) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced that they will host an afternoon mixer from 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, October 18 at the convention hall in room 267, and present the night vision awards in St Louis, Missouri at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). Drinks and light appetizers will be served.
"The AMTC annual conference provides us with another opportunity to honor recipients of the Night Vision Awards," said Justin Watlington of ASU. "The Air Medical Transportation industry was among the pioneers to adopt night vision early on when it was first approved. We look forward to honoring some great units that have been flying safely with NVGs for years."
(BOISE, Idaho - October 13, 2011) In an effort to assist and educate operators about changes in inspections, installations, aircraft conformity, and requirements with modifications, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) will offer a NVIS Aircraft Conformity Courses at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in St. Louis. ASU Quality Assurance Manager and Chief Inspector Kip McDermott will present the course. The course will take place Wednesday, October 19th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Space is still available if attendees of the show want to attend.
ASU announced they will display at Helitech in Duxford, U.K. September 27-29 at booth 515. "We will be displaying the most technologically advanced night vision equipment in the industry," said ASU Founder Mike Atwood. "ASU has long been known for our night vision goggles, training, maintenance and equipment. That has not changed. We are now able to also offer clients a wide array of night vision products for ground troops as well."
Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) instructors spent time at Silverhawk Aviation Academy in Caldwell, Idaho teaching future pilots about the use of night vision goggles. Students participated in initial ground school training and were given an orientation on night vision systems.
Welcome to the second issue of ASU News. In this issue you will read about the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and their 10 years of using Night Vision Goggles. Sanford Health discusses their first year of missions using NVG in South Dakota. We also discuss a new timely STC to help aid operators in aerial fire fighting at night.
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