RWS 3 – Helicopter Night Vision Goggles with Richard Maas

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Dickie Maas wearing a set of NVGs

An interview with Richard(Dickie) Maas, a Night Vision Goggle(NVG) instructor and assessor.

Only a small percentage of helicopter crews have had the chance to fly with NVGs so far – that is slowly changing.

In this interview Dickie will take us through how NVGs work, how they impact on military, law enforcement and EMS work and some of the limitations that they do have.


NVGs are becoming the way of the future for aeromedical flying….
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ANVIS-9 Goggles are a common type of helicopter NVGs

ANVIS-9 Goggles are a common type of helicopter NVGs

Rotary wing show episode 3 - Dickie taking a break in between jobs in front of a Bell 412 in Brisbane

Dickie taking a break in between jobs in front of a Bell 412 in Brisbane

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This video gives a good idea of the difference NVGs make to night helicopter operations.

Got a good NVG story to tell? Consider sharing your story below in the comments so that the rest of us can learn from the event. If you have questions then ask them below too.

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