FlightSafety receives NVG qualification from FAA

FSI EC135 simulatorFlightSafety International recently announced that its Eurocopter EC135 Level D qualified full flight simulator, located at its Dallas learning center, has received Night Vision Goggle qualification from the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The Night Vision Goggle qualification of our Eurocopter EC135 simulator by the FAA demonstrates the quality and flexibility of our advanced VITAL X visual system,” said David Davenport, senior vice president. “FlightSafety is committed to provide training programs using advanced simulators and equipment designed to help our Customers increase operational flexibility and enhance safety.”

The NVG qualification was received after thorough evaluation and demonstration of the simulator’s ability to accurately represent Night Vision Goggle operations.

The training can be customized to meet the specific needs of government and military agencies; emergency medical services; law enforcement; search and rescue and security, fire and rescue.

Night Vision Goggle training is currently available at FlightSafety’s 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.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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