Pilots can now spy on you at night, look creepy

Want to live out your “Blue Thunder” fantasy? Now you can legally get military-spec night vision goggles for when you are flying your helicopter. In the past, there were no FAA approved night vision goggles for civilian use — you were taking your chances when you were flying at night, and typically doing instrument based flying (exciting, but dangerous…but exciting). Now you can use real night vision, assuming you buy your gear from this company.

Having flown at night in a small plane, I think this is a really good thing. It should help keep me safe when I’m “importing” goods across the Mexican border.