NVG Pilot Training

Night Vision Training | Specialized Courses

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) has trained more than 6,000 pilots and crew. FAA certifications in Part 133, 135, 137 and 141.


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Mission Specific and Customer Tailored Programs

  • Multiple Military Applications
  • Emergency Medical Services 
  • Search and Rescue (over water/jungle/mountains) 
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Agricultural Spraying 
  • High Altitude/Mountain Operations

ASU maintains partnerships with every one of these operations and all of our instructors have vast experience operating NVG’s in these mission sets. Our instructors have employed weapon systems under zero illumination conditions with NVG’s and have saved lives on pinnacles with the best NVG’s available on the market. To target your company needs, contact us, we would be happy to help.


Diverse Training Environment

Should your organization choose to execute the training in Boise, Idaho, you will not be disappointed. In one flight, you will experience mountain peaks, valleys, confined spaces, over water, dense forest, and arid desert covered with dust or snow. Idaho boasts more backcountry airstrips than any other state in the lower 48! Adding the unique diversity of this environment to the NVG experience is what sets ASU above the rest.

Rotorcraft / Helicopter Training Environment Using Bell 206

This terrain map shows the vast amounts of training areas available to our customers. From the beginning of Lucky Peak reservoir (1st turnpoint for route beginning at the bottom of the picture below) and many miles beyond it to the North and East, the area is an approved nap-of-the earth training location that offers many different challenges including over water flight, pinnacle landings, confined space operations, and both snow/dust landings depending on season. Also available inside the Boise Class C airspace is a landing strip that may be used for traffic patterns as needed to hone proficiency in scanning with NVG’s while gaining comfort operating the Bell 206.

Airplane NVG Training Environment Using Cessna 206

The attached snapshot displays the commonly used training locations for airplane students. Multiple runways both lit and unlit are scattered throughout the Treasure Valley region with immediate climbs in elevation and complete darkness available north and south of these airports. Experience the challenges and beauty of elevated backcountry while flying with the highest quality NVG’s and skilled instructors. Whether you operate in large metropolitan areas or in the middle of the desert, Boise offers a mix of just about everything except humidity.

ASU also maintains an FAA Approved Part 141  Flight School for initial private pilot certification. Training is conducted in Boise, Idaho, in a Bell 206 B3 and Cessna 206.