Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Selects NVIO Night Vision Goggle Computer-Based Training Program
Prescott, AZ, October 26, 2011
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has selected NVIO NVG, a computer-based training program from Night Flight Concepts that simulates night vision goggle operations, for use by students earning a bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Science at its Prescott, Arizona campus. NVIO NVG will be integrated into "Environmental Helicopter Operations," a course offered to students obtaining a helicopter specialty.
In the Embry-Riddle course, students learn the foundation of helicopter operations in various environmental conditions. The students are introduced to aspects of helicopter flight pertaining to adverse weather, including day, night, and night vision goggle (NVG) operations. The ground instruction using the program complies with the ground training requirements outlined in FAR Part 61.31(k).
This implementation of computer-based training at Embry-Riddle is unique. The content, including 3-D graphics, is integrated in real time into a classroom environment. Instructors are able to take advantage of the Federal Aviation Administration-vetted courseware and state-of-the-art graphics, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the traditional classroom.
"With all of the technology available to Embry-Riddle, Night Flight Concepts is particularly pleased to have them recognize and select our NVIO NVG CBT," stated Adam Aldous, president of Night Flight Concepts.
According to Bryan Cox, assistant professor of Aeronautical Science at the university, "Embry-Riddle is an institution that promotes safety first. NVGs are playing an ever-increasing role in night helicopter operations. We are pleased to have NVIO NVG in our technology tool-kit. It provides not only a cool way to teach the class, but automatically maintains a standardized approach to that training."
About Night Flight Concepts
Night Flight Concepts (NFC) is a comprehensive night vision technology (NVT) provider specializing in night vision goggle (NVG) program planning and support, NVG maintenance technician training, NVG service and maintenance repair, NVG pilot and crew member flight training, and night vision program support for law enforcement agencies, air medical/rescue services, military organizations, and government task force agencies worldwide. To find out more about Night Flight Concepts, visit their website.
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