Monday, March 4, 2013

 

by Matt Thurber
Night-vision goggles (NVG) are rapidly becoming a mainstream tool in many helicopter operations as the devices continue to come down in price. March 4, 2013, 2:50 AM Night-vision goggles (NVG) are rapidly becoming a mainstream tool in many helicopter operations, to the extent that NVG pilot training is available at many more schools, more avionics and electronic equipment is out-of-the box NVG-compatible and prices of goggles are one of the few aviation items that has dropped in price, below the rate of inflation.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 3/4/2013 8:08:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

Friday, December 28, 2012

 

Only one thing can predictably calm the temper of an entire raging forest fire in a matter of hours: night. When the temperature drops, the wind dies down and humidity levels rise, the growth rate of even the most determined inferno is significantly reduced. What better time to try and exercise control over the blaze?

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 12/28/2012 5:21:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

 

Air Corps complete Air Ambulance mission last night transferring patient from Castlebar to Crumlin, departed Castlebar at 2115 and landed in Crumlin with aid of night vision goggles at 2230.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 8/30/2012 3:37:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

 

Night vision goggle (NVG) industry professionals convened in Dallas, Texas, US on 8 August to form a new Night Vision Advisory Council (NVAC), which is seeking additional members with a desire to aid in shaping the future of the night vision industry.
 
Hosted by FlightSafety International, the purpose of the meeting was to develop a council to provide recommendations on safety, education, standardisation, and other issues pertinent to the NVG industry, including the air medical, fire fighting, and law enforcement segments. These recommendations will be provided to government entities to include the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other bodies engaged in night vision oversight.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 8/23/2012 3:00:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

Friday, August 17, 2012

 

WASHINGTON (KABC) -- The United States Forest Service announced Thursday it would contract a full-time night-flying firefighting helicopter beginning next year. The helicopter will be used for dropping water and flame-retardant on fires. The Forest Service plans to use the helicopter in the future to also include emergency medical transport and aerial management of controlled burns and wildfires in progress.

The new contracting helicopter will be used exclusively by the Forest Service for firefighting operations. The Forest Service currently uses other helicopters on an as-needed basis under established agreements with several Southern California organizations, according to the agency.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 8/17/2012 10:26:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

 

A Los Angeles County Fire Department rescue helicopter was used to conduct a night hoist rescue of a hiker trapped 200 feet above the Mojave River, and 600 feet below the top of the rock formation Thursday evening according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department officials.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 8/7/2012 3:10:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

Friday, July 6, 2012

 

Times-Herald staff report/timesheraldonline.com Posted: 07/04/2012 01:01:45 AM PDT
 
California Highway Patrol officers used a helicopter Tuesday to locate and rescue a lost and injured hiker. The 53-year-old man from Lake County started hiking at about 5 p.m. Monday near the Napa and Lake county lines, a CHP officer said. At about 9 p.m., he realized he was lost and did not have cellphone reception. The man was trying to head to a creek when he slipped and fell down an embankment into a ravine, the CHP officer said. The Napa County Fire Department began looking for the hiker, eventually calling in a CHP helicopter for help, the CHP officer said.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 7/6/2012 4:50:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

 

CALSTAR 6 air ambulance pilots operating helicopters around Lake Tahoe are successfully using military-grade night vision goggles to navigate around mountain peaks and bad weather to transport patients from the South Lake Tahoe (California) area to emergency rooms in Reno.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 6/27/2012 9:48:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

 

Equipped with new night vision technology, Brevard's only air ambulance can now fly closer, faster, and safer than ever before. From full-ICU capabilities to all the latest flying gadgets, see how First Flight delivers trauma patients from death's door to the hospital doorstep — saving the day, and burning the midnight oil.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 6/27/2012 9:46:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

 

Usually reserved for animals or superheroes, night vision sure helps when you’ve got to find things in the dark, so understandably the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter crew is chuffed that their helicopters have been fitted with high-tech Night Vision Goggles (NVGs).

The NVGs, which have cost around $300,000 to install, will be worn by pilots and chief crew members on search and rescue operations and other missions after dark.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 6/27/2012 9:42:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

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