Overview

This course trains pilots to be able to operate a helicopter safely at night using Night Vision Goggles.

Structure of the Course

The syllabus of the Twin Engine – Night Vision Goggles course is a full-time training programme that covers:

  • Night operation –un aided & night vision orientation
  • Vision-the limitation of the eye, dark adaptation & scanning technique
  • Spatial disorientation
  • Introduction to NVG, NVG DEFECTS & VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS
  • NVG mission planning (navigation) procedures
  • Operational considerations (depth perception and distance estimation, color discrimination, vehicle recognition)
  • NVG circuits and traffic pattern
  • Night departure and arrival procedures
  • Emergencies and hazards when using NVG
  • NVG components, adjustment and operation
  • NVG obtaining the optimal adjustment point
  • NVG brief items, NVG cockpit familiarization & mission safety brief