FlightSafety’s EC135 simulator receives FAA NVG qualification
FlightSafety has announced that its Eurocopter EC135 Level D qualified full flight simulator located at the Dallas Learning Center has received night vision goggle (NVG) qualification from the FAA. The NVG qualification was received after thorough evaluation and demonstration of the simulator’s ability to accurately represent NVG operations.
According to the company, FlightSafety’s NVG training courses for the EC135 will provide in-depth instruction on the equipment and focus on the efficient and effective use of the goggles through scenario based and mission specific exercises. The training can be customised to meet the specific needs of government and military agencies; emergency medical services; law enforcement; search and rescue; airborne surveillance; and security, fire and rescue. Course development is underway and training will commence following final approval.
David Davenport, senior vice president, said: ‘The NVG qualification of our Eurocopter EC135 simulator by the FAA demonstrates the quality and flexibility of our advanced VITAL X visual system. FlightSafety is committed to provide training programmes using advanced simulators and equipment designed to help our customers increase operational flexibility and enhance safety.’
FlightSafety already offer NVG training at its Learning Center in Tucson, Arizona, using a FAA Level 7 qualified AS350 Flight Training Device. Other FlightSafety locations are expected to offer NVG training in full flight Level D qualified simulators in the future.
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