Search and Rescue units are always on call 24/7. Whether it’s a nighttime mission or air-sea rescue, going to remote locations, traversing challenging terrains, or dealing with short winter days, periods of darkness during aerial SAR operations are unavoidable. 

Aviation NVG: An Essential Tool in SAR Operations

Despite the challenges, the safety of both rescuers and victims is of utmost priority. SAR teams must prevail to fulfill their mission: to seek out and provide aid to individuals in distress or imminent threat.

Fortunately, technological advances in night vision for search and rescue have produced aviation NVG’s. Aerial SAR teams use these specialized devices to ensure the effectiveness of their missions during nighttime or low-light flying conditions.

Gen 3 Night Vision Goggles (NVG) for Aerial Search and Rescue

Search and rescue aerial missions to remote areas with little to no illumination are unavoidable. Fortunately, NVG-aided flights provide greater visual detail during flight.
NVG’s also assist pilots in navigation, terrain identification, identifying safe landing sites while en-route, and all phases of flight.

Among all NVG generations, Gen 3 NVG’s have the best function and reliability. They are developed to have lower image distortion, improved sensitivity to light, and better image quality – which are all critical features when it comes to search and rescue missions.
From the Harris F4949 (formerly ITT NVG) to the L3 EOS M949 (formerly Litton/Northrop Grumman), we have top-of-the-line Gen 3 NVG’s trusted and used by EMS and search and rescue teams around the globe.

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Comprehensive Curriculum

From understanding the in-depth functionality of NVG’s to knowing the necessary NVG techniques during all stages of flight (take-off, landing, en-route, hazard identification), our SAR aviation NVG course is geared towards helping you successfully complete your mission.

We conduct training from our state-of-the-art facility in Waco, Texas. We can also bring our training to you anywhere in the world. For more information, please contact us at (866) 957-6912 or complete our contact form.

Aviation NVG Inspection and Maintenance Repair Services for Search and Rescue

As with any modern device, inspection and replacement of certain parts are needed due to age or wear and tear. Aviation NVG’s are no different. They must be inspected every 180 days to guarantee their effectiveness and airworthiness.


Stringent Inspection Procedures from an FAA Part 145 NVG Certified Repair Station

At Night Flight Concepts, we have a rigorous inspection, maintenance, and repair procedures in place to ensure that the devices are ready for SAR mission use. We’re also one of the few repair stations authorized to give out the FAA Form 8130 Airworthiness Approval Tag as approved by the FAA.

Our professional in-house technicians utilize the most current technology in inspecting NVG’s. If your device is due for an inspection, please complete our shipping form and send your device to our facility.

Make sure that your NVG’s can keep up with the demands of the job. To know more about how we can keep your equipment in optimal shape, please call us at (866) 957-6912.

Gen 3 Aviation Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Upgrades for Search and Rescue

At Night Flight Concepts, we offer a complete NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) package for search and rescue teams around the world. As trusted experts in aviation NVG, we can provide your organization with the most exceptional military-grade Gen 3 NVG’s, aircraft modifications, initial and recurrent NVG training, and airworthiness requirements.

To learn more about aviation NVG upgrades and how they can help your search and rescue unit, you may reach us at (866) 957-6912.