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User currently offlineAviaar From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 244 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

I need a good pair of sunglasses for flying and wanted a few suggestions, so I came here.

Has anybody had experience with Serengeti...how good are they? Any other companies too.

I'm open to just about anything...just please tell why you like/do not like them.

Thanks a lot.

I'd rather be flying (real original)
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User currently offlineWjv04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 593 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

Depends on the type of flying you are doing..
For me, because i dont fly anything with LCD, or CRT screens, anything polarized does the trick for me.
In my experience as a VFR pilot with some Instrument flying, polarized lenes tend "eat" through low visibilty, and make clouds more deffinate. Lets say the visiblity is 8SM, with the polarized lenes i can see about 9 or 10SM. And i can see clouds alot more clearer.
However polarized lenes have some sort of effect on LCD and CRT screens, so the "pros" if you will, dont use them.

User currently offlineType-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

I have been using Ray-Ban Aviators for years. They seem to work well in all conditions, even in glass cockpits. I know what you mean about "cutting through the haze" with polarized lenses. A lot of the glare is disapated.

User currently offlineAvi8tir From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2523 times:
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I thought it was against FAA regs to wear polarized lenses? yes or no?
Ray Ban aviators always seem to work nicely!

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User currently offlineSkyguy11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

I don't beileve it's against any regs... anyway it might be a good idea to bring your headset in when you get new glasses; that way you'll know if it's likely to give you a headache after the 4th flight of the day. Sure you'll look like a dork for 5 min but you'll go the next few years in comfort  Big grin

User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

I use Ray Ban's, the lenses are kind of gray which appearently ( ? ) protects you from UV-radiation.

Might just be a dirty sales trick, but they do the job for me! Big grin


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