The new training will be available to anyone who requires recurrent training. The course reviews NVG operational techniques and aeromedical factors during all phases of flight. Students will also have the opportunity to refresh their regulatory and procedural guidance.
Josh Grier, ASU Director of Training, said: "We know that recurrent training must continue for pilots and crew members, and it is difficult to travel and train amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Chief Instructor Pilot Tony Tsantles will be leading our new online courses to address this need."
Tsantles added: "The classes will be live, interactive, and engaging. Participants will obtain a certificate of completion. The class will allow organizations to reset their academic currency. We wanted to make sure that all the operations around the world that are flying remain compliant on their training requirements, and we wanted to create something to help them.”
ASU said the first classes would be available in mid-April. They will be available for both domestic and international operators that have a current NVG certification.
“ASU remains focused on helping our customers during this international pandemic,” said ASU President Jim Winkel. “We know those out there on the front line need sustainment and support so they can continue to save lives at night. We want to do our part in the fight against Covid-19. In a small and tangible way, our virtual classroom may help to accomplish this.”