22-Feb-2010 Source: Night Flight Concepts
The Tampa (Florida) Police Departmentâ€™s Aviation Unit completed Initial NVG Pilot Training offered by Night Flight Concepts (NFC), the industryâ€™s premier provider of night vision goggles, training and maintenance.
The Tampa Police Departmentâ€™s (TPD) comprehensive NVG training took place on-site at the departmentsâ€™ flight operation facility located at the Tampa International Airport. The training incorporated use of their Bell 407 & 206L4 aircraft. Included in NFCâ€™s training package were ground and flight training for the pilots and tactical flight officers (TFO). The ground training portion included use of the NFC exclusive Virtual Terrain Board (VTB), supplied by Night Readiness, LLC of Arizona.
Flight training was conducted by Randy Rowles, Chief Flight Instructor for NFC. Training included single engine maneuvers such as touchdown autorotations, hydraulic-off landings, FADEC and operational area training while using NVGâ€™s. â€œTampa PDâ€™s Aviation Unit stands to gain an invaluable increase in night flying confidence with the use of their NVGâ€™sâ€ commented Rowles.
About Night Flight Concepts
Based in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Night Flight Concepts provides complete night vision goggle equipment, FAA Approved Part 141 flight training, FAA Approved Part 145 NVG inspections/maintenance, and support for global customers looking to improve night flight safety for rotary wing flight operations. The company can also provide aircraft cockpit, cabin and crew station night vision capable modifications, installation and related consulting. For more information, please see the Night Flight Concepts, Inc. website, http://nightflightconcepts.com/