Port St. Lucie, Fla.-based Night Flight Concepts has announced FAA Part 141 approval for night vision goggles (NVG) initial, recurrent, and instructor pilot courses. Currently, FAA Part 141 NVG training may be conducted in the Bell 206 and Robinson R44 at the Palm Beach, Fla., location.
FAA Part 141 NVG courses offered by Night Flight Concepts are part of a strategic partnership between Night Flight Concepts and Palm Beach Helicopters. Since 2006, the two companies have combined their unique capabilities and experience. More than a year ago, this effort resulted in the first NVG Robinson R44. This aircraft was equipped for NVG operations through the FAA’s supplemental type certificate process by REB Technologies of Bedford, Texas.
The aircraft and training facility are provided by Palm Beach Helicopters and all NVG instructional staff and training courseware is provided by Night Flight Concepts. The benefit to the customer is highly experienced NVG instructors, well maintained aircraft, and a multitude of training options to include private pilot through to ATP.
According to Randy Rowles, vice president of business development for Night Flight Concepts, “We are very excited to be only the fourth FAA Part 141 NVG provider approved by the FAA. Our company only utilizes FAA TSO approved NVGs and is the only civilian NVG training provider using the Night Readiness, LLC Virtual Terrain Board (VTB) further demonstrating our commitment to industry. We feel our alignment with Palm Beach Helicopters provides a robust and comprehensive solution to industry for all of their training needs.”
Night Flight Concepts provides complete night vision goggle equipment, flight training, NVG inspections and maintenance, and support for global customers looking to improve night flight safety for rotary-wing flight operations. The company also can provide aircraft cockpit, cabin, and crew station night vision capable modifications, installation, and related consulting.