ASU Modifies Erickson S-64F and Trains Flight Crew for NVG Operations

Thank you to Erickson for choosing ASU.  Erickson partnered with Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) to modify an S-64F to perform NVG operations. Concurrently, Erickson pilots received NVG training and certification through ASU. Aircraft modifications and pilot certifications were completed in March, with FAA aircraft certification in April. Erickson S-64F Air Crane FAA certified for NVG […]

Helping Pilots Save Lives

Thanks to Ben Forrest for the great article in Vertical (ASU: Helping pilots save lives!) Of the many paradigm-shifting innovations in the helicopter industry over the last 25 years, adding night vision goggles (NVGs) to civilian pilot toolkits has been among the most impactful. These lifesaving devices, previously used by military pilots for several decades, […]

ASU Selected as FAA’s First Fixed Wing NVG Training Organization

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) was chosen as the first company ever contracted to train the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Operations Inspectors and Aircraft Certification Pilots on the use of night vision goggles (NVGs) while operating fixed wing aircraft. ASU will provide both initial training and recurrent training to FAA beginning on July 1, […]