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Embry-Riddle selects NVIO NVG CBT program

October 26, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

Oct. 26, 2011, Bedford, Tx. - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Bachelor of Aeronautical Science with a specialty in Helicopters degree program has selected Night Flight Concepts NVIO™ NVG CBT program to be used in the Advanced Helicopter Program Environmental Helicopter Operations Course.

In this course students obtain the foundation for helicopter operations in varying environmental conditions.  The students are introduced to aspects particular to helicopter flight as it pertains to adverse weather including day, night, and Night Vision Goggle (NVG) operations.  The ground instruction on NVG operations using NVIO™ is in accordance with the ground training requirements outlined in FAR Part 61.31(k).

The implementation of the CBT at Embry-Riddle is unique. The content including 3D graphics is integrated real-time into a classroom environment. Instructors have the ability to take advantage of the FAA 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 Assistant Professor Bryan Cox, “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.”



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