Night Vision Systems are recognized today as a necessary capability to enhance situational awareness and increase safety for night flying. While Night Vision Systems are recognized today as a necessary capability to enhance situational awareness and increase safety for night flying, there remain many misconceptions and issues in the industry concerning how to best achieve safety and success using Night Vision Goggles (NVGs).
Get Informed. Check out our webinar:
- NVG systems authorized for use by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Differences in NVG classifications
o advantages and disadvantages of each lens class
- Safety related system integration and performance issues
o NVG system and the aircraft lighting system compatibility issues
- Continued Airworthiness issues: maintaining an NVG-compatible aircraft
- NVG Program Planning Tips
Edwin D Miller, FAA AFS250 Part 135 Air Carrier Inspector
Kevin Morgan, FAA AFS350 Maintenance
David Luke has 16 years of aviation NVG maintenance experience in the U.S. Army and civilian sector as quality control supervisor, maintenance supervisor, standardization instructor, flight engineer instructor, and aviation mechanic. As a Standardization Instructor and Materials Management Officer for the U.S. Army, David specializes in aviation flight characteristics, aviation maintenance, maintenance logistics systems, Night Vision Goggle (NVG) inspections and repairs, NVG inventory management, NVG quality control & assurance, and NVG historical data management. David created, implemented and manages an FAA Part 145 NVG Inspection / Repair Station for Night Flight Concepts located in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
A native from Orlando Florida with over 7500 flight hours, Edwin is a military veteran with 28 years service in the Army Guard and is still in the Air Force Reserve. He is a former Law Enforcement Officer for the Martin County Sheriff's Office, rated in both Airplanes and Helicopters to include Instructor Pilot. He has been with the FAA since May of 2008 where he oversees Part 135 On Demand Operations for Helicopter Air Ambulance Operations and works to further night vision goggle standards, Edwin is co-chairman for the FAA NVG Working Group, Air Force Reserve Chief of Safety at Andrews AFB, (MD), Former Air Force Reserve Search and Rescue Pilot, former Florida Army National Guard Aviation Platoon Leader and Facility Maintenance Test Pilot, and former Air Bourne Law Enforcement Officer.
Kevin is an Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) currently employed with the Federal aviation Administration (FAA) with over 17 years of civil and military aviation experience. He is a US Army Veteran with an extensive helicopter background. Prior to working for the FAA he spent several years working in test and development. He worked on the V-22 Osprey Return to Flight Project and then later on the Marine One (VXX) Project. He spent several years as a quality assurance inspector for DynCorp International. He later moved to Bell Helicopter and quickly became the lead quality assurance inspector on the VXX Project.