Skywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5188 times:
If you want a scientific explanation, great! LLike said before, new paint solves this problem. You will notice this kind of paint on classics such as the 707,DC-8
,and 727's, along with a lot of others. This black paint absorbs all the colors of the visible spectrum, therefore majorly decreasing the glare upon the pilot's eyes. (already said above, but in fewer words! )
INTENSS From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 317 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5117 times:
If new paint solved this problem, then why does AirTran's new scheme have a prominent black area in front of the cockpit? While I'm in agreeance with the what it is for, I'm wondering what AirTran's decision was to keep it - too cheap to spend on the anti-glare paint or maybe they just like it.
NWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1401 posts, RR: 4 Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4779 times:
I read an article in a commercial aviation magazine (I think it was "Airways" but am not sure which magazine) that the black paint under the cockpit windows was unnecessary. WN has it there because of tradition.