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

 

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

 

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.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 3/6/2012 8:17:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

 

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.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 12/13/2011 9:13:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

Friday, December 2, 2011

 

An Air Corps AW 139 helicopter has completed the transfer of a patient from Castlebar to Cork tonight. The Air Corps helicopter collected the patient and medical team at 4.50pm in Castlebar and transferred them to Cork completing the mission at 6.15pm. The mission was completed using specialist Night Vision Goggles (NVG). This is the 66th Air Ambulance mission carried out by the Air Corps so far this year.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 12/2/2011 3:27:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

 

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

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 11/23/2011 3:23:00 PM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

 

After receiving full authorization on 17 December 2010 from Irish Defense Forces to conduct night operations using Night Vision, Irish Defense Forces Air Corps based at Casement Aerodome, Baldonnel Co. Dublin Ireland recently transported a sick patient at night in poor weather conditions thanks to the Night Vision Goggles and Training conducted by Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU).

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 12/29/2010 7:00:00 AM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

View RSS Feed