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Universal Helicopters Announces NVG Training Partnership with Night Flight Concepts & Dodge City Community College

 Las Vegas, Nevada, HAI 2013, Universal Helicopters (UHI), a leader in helicopter flight training, Night Flight Concepts (NFC), the leading provider of comprehensive night vision solutions and Dodge City Community College (DC3) are pleased to announce a new training partnership…

Established in 2000, Universal Helicopters is a leader in flight training recognized for their quality and flight safety record, with 6 campuses located in the states of Arizona, California, Kansas and Utah. “This new partnership will provide enhanced, direct regional NVG support to customers within the western region,” noted NFC President, Adam Aldous.

After much research into NVG providers and capabilities, UHI president, Gordon Jiroux determined that NFC offered the right mix of expertise, systems, products and services to best complement our operation and help us serve the region.” The new NVG training programs for the region will be based at the Universal Helicopters Center of Excellence facility in Prescott, based at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, prescott.erau.edu. “NVG clients of Universal Helicopters will also benefit by UHI providing high-caliber services and by reducing the time and costs related to travel expenses usually associated with NVG instruction” stated Adam Aldous, NFC president.

As part of UHI’s NVG program and Dodge City Community College (DC3) Flight Instructor Degree Program www.dc3.edu, UHI & DC3 use Night Flight Concepts Computer Based Ground Training (CBT) to deliver a comprehensive and convenient NVG ground training course platform. Through a continual rigorous NVG training regime of its NVG instructors, Universal Helicopters will provide the same high-quality NVG training products and services that its clients have come to expect. UHI personnel are qualified as NVG instructors through an approved Instructor Pilot (IP) program. In addition, Night Flight Concepts will conduct annual IP training and periodic on-site audits to maintain the high-quality of the NFC/NVG product and service offerings. Universal Helicopters will offer NVG pilot training in the Robinson R44 Raven II IFR helicopter www.robinsonheli.com at the Prescott, AZ location.

To learn more about this new training partnership visit the Universal Helicopters /Embry Riddle Aeronautical University/Dodge City Community College booth at the 2013 Las Vegas HAI (boothC1211) or www.universalheli.com

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