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Above: FAA and industry leaders respond to attendees direct questions Below: Kim Harris of ASU discusses the issues addressed during the forum with Murray Huling, FAA AFS-350; Shawn Wildman, FAA Chief Helicopter Pilot; Eddie Miller, FAA AFS-250; and Eric Carroll, FAA AFS-800. Opposite: Eddie Miller, FAA AFS-250; Jon Jordan, FAA Certification Test Pilot; Murray Huling, FAA AFS-350; Kim Harris, ASU; and Adam Aldous, NFC answer conference attendees questions regarding night operations.


“THE INDUSTRY-WIDE PRESENCE AND COOPERATION OF KE Y PLAYERS, SUCH AS NIGHT FLIGHT CONCEPTS, ASU, AERO DYNAMIX AND REBTECH, PROVIDED A UNIQUE OPPORTUNI- TY FOR US TO HEAR FROM NVG ORGANIZATIONS SPEAKING ON RELATED ISSUES WITH ONE VOICE,” EXPLAINED EDWIN MILLER, FAA 135 AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS BRANCH DIRECTOR. “WE FOUND IT VERY CONSTRUCTIVE,” HE ADDED.


that contained displays and demonstrations by companies involved in the NVG industry.


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third type of space that occupied numerous areas were the actual breakouts where classes were held. These breakouts were geared towards specific members of the NVG community such as pilots, operations managers and maintainers.


WORKING TOGETHER One of the most significant events was a coop-


erative industry and FAA open forum discussion that occurred in front of the entire audience. It was well thought out as the moderator, Randy Rowles of Night Flight Concepts, asked members of the panel questions which dove into specific areas of regula- tions and the interpretation of those regulations. The willingness of the industry members and FAA


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