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Sunglasses

Postby HAPPYDAN » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:05 am

Here's a nice doc from the FAA regarding sunglasses:

http://www.faa.gov/pilots/safety/pilots ... lasses.pdf

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Re: Sunglasses

Postby TenSeven » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:26 pm

Stopped by the local airport pilot shop. They only sell and recommend three brands, AO, Ray-Ban and Randolph Engineering.

They seem to feel that all of them make great lenses, that AO is a less expensive version of Ray-Ban and that Randolph is a sturdier version of Ray-Ban.

Anybody using Randolph Engineering sunglasses?

http://www.randolphusa.com

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Re: Sunglasses

Postby foresterpoole » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:58 pm

I read the same article. I had a set of Costa Del Mar's I was using, but I could never see the radio/transponder on the plane I'm training in because of the angle and the polarization. It was great for fishing, horrible for flight training! So I went looking: ended up with a pair of AO's in black, glass lenses and bayonet temples, bought them off Amazon. Other than my wife saying I look like I stepped off the set of "Top-Gun" in the 1980's I like them so far. I know Oakley has a few options without polarization, if your into the wraparound sporty look.
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Re: Sunglasses

Postby HAPPYDAN » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:01 pm

eyeflygps wrote:I bought a pair of non-polarized progressive lens Ray-Ban's from glasses.com

That sounds like a direction I need to go. Thanks!

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Re: Sunglasses

Postby HAPPYDAN » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:22 am

You lucky birds with perfect vision can skip this lead. I found a site that sells clip-on, flip-up, non-polarized sunglasses. YAY! I ordered a pair and will follow-up once in. For you unlucky dudes saddled with nerdy multiple prescription glasses (like me) this may be a viable solution to those bright sunny days and planes with glass cockpits.

https://sunglassrage.com/collections/flip-up-clip-ons

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Re: Sunglasses

Postby FastEddieB » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:05 pm

No perfect vision, so Walmart flipups work for me:

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Not sure if they're polarized or not - if they are, it's not noticable in the planes I fly.
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Re: Sunglasses

Postby HAPPYDAN » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:46 pm

I fly a Cessna Skycatcher, all glass panel Garmin 300. I have tried polarized flip-ups and parts of the screen disappear if the light hits it just right. They work OK with steam gauges, I'm told.

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Re: Sunglasses

Postby FastEddieB » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:16 pm

Perhaps on reason polarization doesn't affect me is that I normally adjust the flipups so they don't obscure the panel, but just my view out the windshield.
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Re: Sunglasses

Postby drseti » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:38 am

FastEddieB wrote:No perfect vision,


That's OK, Eddie, just as long as your vision is good enough to see (and appreciate) that beautiful woman sitting behind you.
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Re: Sunglasses

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:38 am

drseti wrote:
FastEddieB wrote:No perfect vision,


That's OK, Eddie, just as long as your vision is good enough to see (and appreciate) that beautiful woman sitting behind you.


If you know Karen, flattery will get you everywhere! :wink:
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Re: Sunglasses

Postby drseti » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:43 am

I just hope it gets YOU everywhere, Eddie. I have my own beautiful woman to flatter.
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Re: Sunglasses

Postby MackAttack » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:39 pm

I use a pair of non-polarized Dual AV1 bifocal sunglasses - they work great with my Garmin avionics and outside the cockpit too. $99 at Sportys but I'm sure you can find them a bit cheaper.

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Re: Sunglasses

Postby 914Driver » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:02 am

Not much to add except racing a sailboat for years, I learned that brown color glasses cut glare better than any other color.


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Re: Sunglasses

Postby HAPPYDAN » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:10 pm

MackAttack wrote:I use a pair of non-polarized Dual AV1 bifocal sunglasses - they work great with my Garmin avionics and outside the cockpit too. $99 at Sportys but I'm sure you can find them a bit cheaper.

Cheers

And the readers work great, unless I also have myopia,amblyopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism which I do. I tried contacts without much success.


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