Night Vision Goggles (NVG) improve night vision up to 16 times, enhancing the safety and effectiveness of night flying.
NVG technology is one of the most significant advances in night flying safety. It has more influence on the time taken to respond to night-time accidents than any other available tool.
NVG technology has been widely used in Australia by the military for many years. CareFlight was granted approval to use NVG on our rescue helicopters by the Civilian Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in 2007. This approval followed a lengthy certification process. It was an Australian first for a civil Emergency Medical Service.
All CareFlight aviation crews are trained to fly night operations using NVG technology.
CareFlight now provides NVG training to other organisations, including the police.