Night Vision Goggles for Helicopter Pilots


This book puts Mike Becker’s experiences and those of his NVG instructional staff into a practical, hands-on guide to NVG civilian operations.

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Please have a flip through some sample pages from our Night Vision Goggles book.

What is it?

A practical, hands-on, full colour, perfect bound book of over 320 pages containing hundreds of colour photographs, illustrations and diagrams.


The information and teaching material in “Night Vision Goggles for Helicopter Pilots” covers the issues of sourcing and using NVGs, understanding how they work and operate, dealing with unique hazards and risks, flight planning for NVG operations, crew resource management considerations, helicopter emergencies, and establishing safe and regulatory-compliant operational systems. New terms like Omnibus, Gen III, ANVIS 9, microchannel plate, lumen, photocathode, infrared, chicken-wire, and more, are clearly explained and simplified.


  • Light,
  • NVG Equipment,
  • Factors,
  • Rules and Requirements and,
  • Procedures and Checklists

The Author:

Written by Captain Mike Becker – one of Australia’s most experienced helicopter instructors with eighteen years experience and over 10,000 flight instructor hours.  He has over 15,000 total flight hours, and is a recipient of the “Captain John Ashton Award for Flight Standards and Aviation Safety” by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators of London.  Mike Becker has been operating a helicopter flight school since 1995.  As Chief Pilot and Chief Flight Instructor, Mike is operating a fleet of over 20 helicopters and employing a team of more than 30 instructors who deliver over 10,000 training hours per year with 2,000 of these hours NVG specific.

Our Theory:

Our theory encompasses four main series: Foundational, Advanced, Type Technical and Practical and Procedural. We have at least one book from each series available for sale through our E-Shop.

Our theory books have been tried and tested in the classroom by hundreds of civil and military students from all over the world who have benefited from the concise, informative and practical writing style.   It has been proven by some of the highest Civil Aviation Helicopter theory exam pass rates in FAA, EASA, CASA exam settings, and in the Asia Pacific region.


Night Vision Goggles for Helicopter Pilots is part of an Advanced Theory book series. All others in this series are currently only available for students in our course.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg
Dimensions 30 × 21 × 2 cm