NVIS Training


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
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.