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ALC-175: Night Vision Goggles (NVGs)
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This course addresses night vision goggles (NVGs) which are image intensifying devices. NVG and other night vision technologies are potentially great safety enhancements for select nighttime flight operations, but if not properly used, rather than preventing accidents NVGs could be the cause of one. Operational use of these NVGs or other vision enhancing devices should be accomplished only after pilots have received extensive ground and in-flight training with the equipment. The purpose of this course is to provide a portion of that training.

Completion of this course does not satisfy the training requirements of 14 CFR Part 61.31(k). A Principal Operations Inspector (POI) may approve this course, or parts of this course, to be used as a portion of a certificate holder’s approved night vision goggles training program.

OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this course, the viewer will be able to:

  • Explain the basic operation of NVGs
  • Explain factors affecting a pilot’s night vision
  • Explain how NVGs increase safety during night time missions
  • Understand how an accident can occur involving NVGs or failure to use NVGs
  • List advantages of using NVGs
  • List limitations of NVGs
  • Answer questions about NVG operations, training, and currency by referring to the Code of Federal Regulations

Related Media for this Section
View the file NVG Regulation Link File.pdf
NVG Regulation Links
NVG Regulation Link File.pdf (202.81 KB)

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