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Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Transition

Bristow Academy’s NVG programs are designed to introduce pilots to flight in helicopters utilizing night vision goggles (NVGs) and the challenges associated with flying an aircraft using NVGs as a primary visual reference to the surface. Bristow Academy offers an initial program for helicopter pilots with limited or no previous NVG experience as well as a refresher program for helicopter pilots who are already NVG qualified.

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Certification Duration Approx. Flight Hours
Initial Night Vision Goggle Qualification 1 week 6.0

*This is the average duration of the program. Actual duration is based on individual student aptitude.

For general inquiries, contact Bristow Academy at 1 (800) 686 4080 or via e-mail at For government or civil group training, contact Bristow Academy at 1 (321) 567 0391 or via e-mail at

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