Night Vision Goggles For Kids

First night flights for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire air ambulance

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

(As I said, to the naked eye the IR LEDs dont normally emit visible light, but digital cameras are able to sense the infrared light. Thats what you see in the photo.) The camera feeds to a tiny (0.5″x0.75″) LCD screen positioned in front of the right eye. Since there is only one screen you get only monocular vision, if it matters. The smallness of the screen doesnt really hurt because its right in front of the eye. One concern I had was the feasibility of using the goggles with my big nerd glasses.
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‘Rigorous training’ Staff have received extensive training in order to get permission to fly at night The RAF Waddington-based service, which first began flying operations in Lincolnshire in April 1994, said its flying hours would be increased by 480 each year. Before the changes the air ambulance service stopped at 16:00 GMT between October and February, but now it can continue for an extra three hours. Staff have completed a training programme in order to be given clearance from the Civil Aviation Authority to fly after dark.
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Night time rescue in Rotokuru Reserve

Crew on board the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter used night vision goggles around midnight to find and rescue a Hawke’s Bay man experiencing a medical emergency in the Rotokuru Reserve near Tangiwai. Local police and fire brigade members were on hand to assist in carrying the man to safety and the waiting helicopter. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital just prior to day break. Photo: Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter (Supplied)
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