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Pennsylvania. Using night vision equipment, Captain Haldeman and his crew were able to locate a downed plane in mountainous terrain and able to save a life. This difficult situation brought awareness of how important night vision flights are and how lives are saved almost everyday because of night vision. International


Advancement Award: Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) located in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates won the International Advancement Award. This award is given to a person that champions the need for Night Vision Goggles and systems outside of North America. They introduced night vision flying to their entire country and have their Chief


Pilot has logged more than 6,000 night vision flight hours since beginning the program. Most of these hours have come from training others to use night vision goggles. Border patrol, offshore well operations and law enforcement have adopted using night vision since GAL pioneered it in their coun- try.


Mark of Excellence Award: Metro Aviation was chosen as the Mark of Excellence Award winner. This award recognizes an organization that signifies dedication to quality and excel- lence in their operation. Metro Aviation is the first operation to equip their entire operation 100% with night vision goggles. Metro Aviation has 47 bases and


62 aircraft. They have 270 fully trained pilots. “We received so many nomi- nations that it was difficult to choose. Fortunately we will highlight these great organiza- tions three times a year. I encourage people to continue to


send in nominations for


the next award ceremony at ALEA. I want to congratulate not only our award recipients today, but also the men and women that fly with them every- day to keep our world safe,” said Atwood. ◆


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