Ornge Considers Night-vision Goggles For Its Aircraft

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For starters, the pilots would have to be trained and get experience flying with them. The task would also require a costly retrofit of its helicopters, since ORNGE did not require its newly purchased fleet of Agusta-Westland AW139 aircraft to be compatible with night-vision goggles. But the experience of other air ambulance operators suggests the technology is worth considering.
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Stolen night vision goggles offered for sale on eBay


They included 36 SA80 rifles, of which only ten have been recovered. Just seven of 39 handguns lost had been accounted for. Tory MP Patrick Mercer, a former Army commander, said last night: “Servicemen and women have to remember that stealing and selling this stuff may well help our enemies.” A Royal Navy spokesman said: “MoD Police arrested a member of the Royal Navy on February 7 on suspicion of theft.
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Night vision goggles may not detect certain red LEDs, says FAA

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Sponsored by: On March 6, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a safety alert for operators (SAO) called Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Advisory Pertaining to Certain Red Color LEDs. This SAFO advises operators using NVGs that certain LED lighting systems fall outside the combined visible and near-infrared spectrum of NVGs, and thus will not be visible to them. FAA requirements for “Aviation Red” light ranges from about 610-700 nm, and NVGs approved for civil aviation (having a Class B Minus Blue Filter) are only sensitive to energy ranging from 665 to ~930 nm, the alert says. Crews that fly using NVGs are warned to use extra caution when flying near obstacle areas. The FAA recommends training for NVG users, to advise pilots of the limitations outlined in this SAFO. In 2008, a Flight Safety Flash was issued by the Canadian Air Forces Directorate of Flight Safety that identified some red obstruction LED lighting systems that were clearly visible to the naked eye but not visible to NVGs, the alert adds.
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