Aerial firefighters have an important mission: to utilize the aircraft while combatting fires and supporting firefighters at the fire front on the ground. Fire emergencies can happen at any time. At night, firefighting operations can get especially challenging.
At Night Flight Concepts, we recognize the extreme and hazardous conditions our aerial firefighters face. Our primary goal is to incorporate innovative night vision solutions into aerial firefighting to ensure safe and efficient missions.
Aviation NVG’s are an aerial firefighting technology that significantly improves firefighting during nighttime, low-light, or extremely smoky conditions. Wildfires can run as hard in the night hours as in the daytime.
With night vision technology, aerial firefighters no longer have to halt operations and wait for daylight to perform their mission safely. These state-of-the-art night vision devices help aerial firefighters suppress fire to prevent it from further threatening communities.
Aerial firefighting - both land and aquatic – has a long military and civilian history. Since aerial firefighters respond to life-threatening and critical incidents, they require specialized tools and equipment to not only protect but also aid their fellow first responders during hazardous conditions.
Fire departments across the country that utilize NVG’s use those under Generation 3. Also called ANVIS 9 night vision goggles and classified as AN/AVS 9. From the L3 EOS M949 night vision goggles (formerly Litton/Northrop Grumman) to the Harris F4949 (formerly ITT night vision goggles) we offer top-of-the-line ANVIS-9 NVG’s.
To know the right aviation NVG configurations that will meet the demands of your aerial firefighting missions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our helpful representatives are available to help you.
Spotting a fire in land or water can be extremely difficult. Fortunately, aerial fire detection with night vision goggles has allowed firefighting teams to locate and contain fires before it gets out of control.
Aerial fire detection team using NVG’s during nighttime operations allows for easier and more sensitive discovery of small fires – small fires that would otherwise be harder to detect during the day.
Our aerial firefighting programs focus on detecting and reliably identifying potential fires at night using NVG’s and acting accordingly to contain it.
From fire detection to combating wildland flames, the use of aviation NVG has revolutionized aerial firefighting missions.
Aerial firefighters using NVG’s can locate hot spots that the naked eye couldn’t.
More familiarity and understanding of night vision technology meant more evolution for Generation 3 NVG’s. Currently, the top-of-the-line Gen 3 Pinnacle, which is the next breakthrough for the ANVIS 9.
From a higher photoresponse rate, improved signal-to-noise ratio, to an overall more excellent range of vision at night, the Gen 3 Pinnacle is regarded as the highest-performing NVG’s to enter the market.
For Gen 3 NVG technical support, training, repair, inspection, and maintenance, Night Flight Concepts is your go-to NVG solution provider.
We are a 14 CFR Part 141 Federal Aviation Administration-Approved training provider. Our NVG solutions for aerial firefighting have been adapted to meet the needs and challenges faced by personnel during firefighting missions.
We provide training for all aerial firefighting professionals, so they can effectively use NVG’s in accomplishing their missions. Our training programs comply with all regulations as outlined and mandated by the appropriate regulatory authorities.
Our training classes are conducted at our facility in Waco, Texas. We also offer our excellent NVG training worldwide. We work alongside aerial firefighting teams to help them utilize aviation night vision goggles. From providing the best NVG training, providing the finest NVG’s, and setting up an NVG-compatible cockpit.
For more information, please contact us at (866) 690-0171.
With the harsh environment aerial firefighters face, the equipment and tools they use should always be in tiptop condition. As an FAA Part 145 NVG Certified Repair Station, we make sure that all NVG’s that undergo our meticulous inspection, repair, and maintenance procedures are fully operational.
Night Flight Concepts is also one of the few repair stations given authority by the FAA to issue the FAA Form 8130 Airworthiness Approval Tag. This ensures that the NVG appliance is tested and certified to stringent performance standards and validated by regulatory aviation authorities.
All aviation NVG’s are required to be submitted for 180-day inspection as mandated by the FAA. We have experienced NVG technicians that utilize the latest in NVG inspection and maintenance services.
You can send your NVG’s to us for a thorough and comprehensive inspection service. Complete our shipping form or call us at (866) 690-0171 for more details.