Night Flight Concepts traveled to Contra Costa County California this month to provide night vision goggle (NVG) training to the Sheriffâ€™s Aviation Unit.Â Â Â The Air Support Unit of the Contra Costa (CoCo)Â CountyÂ Sheriffâ€™s Office has two helicopters that provide law enforcement reconnaissance, rescue, and support to all public safety agencies within the County.Â Â The Sheriffâ€™s Office uses â€œStar Oneâ€, aÂ BellÂ 407 and â€œStar Twoâ€, aÂ BellÂ 206B-3 for aerial patrol of Contra Costa and surrounding counties, as well as the East Bay Regional Park District.
Randy Rowles, NFC chief flight instructor commented â€œthe pilots and TFOâ€™s are skilled at their craft. The use of NVGâ€™s is yet another tool to help them do their mission safer and more effective.â€Â Â The training took place over the course of three days. Ground and flight training was conducted in theÂ BellÂ 407 aircraft by Randy Rowles. Both pilots and TFOâ€™s participated in the training to maximize their effectiveness while maintaining crew continuity during training. Rowles stated â€NFC appreciates the strides taken by theÂ ContraCostaÂ CountyÂ SOÂ leadership to provide this level of training to their staff in these difficult economic times.â€
ContraÂ CostaÂ CountyÂ Sheriffâ€™s Office takes part in theÂ TurnÂ Green, Turn KeyÂ program offered by Night Flight Concepts.Â Â Â With this program,Â ContraÂ CostaÂ CountyÂ SOÂ received multiple sets of FAA Approved Nivisys NVAG Night Vision Goggles, annual NVG maintenance agreement, and completed REBTECHÂ STCÂ lighting kit installations on both theBellÂ 206 and 407 aircraft.
About Night Flight Concepts
Night Flight Concepts (NFC) is a comprehensive night vision technology (NVT) provider specializing in night vision goggle (NVG) pilot and crewmember flight training, NVG service & maintenance repair, NVG maintenance technician training, and night vision program support for law enforcement agencies, air medical/rescue services, military organizations, and government task force agencies worldwide.Â (www.nightflightconcepts.com)