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Cockpit Glass, Sunlight Filtering.  
User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3173 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

You see adverts on TV for sunglasses that react to sunlight change, I was wondering if this had been considered and rejected for the cockpit glass. When you pictures on the database of pilots sticking all sorts of things over the windows of the cockpit to block out the suns rays you wonder if they are missing something?


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User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4357 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Too much complication and money for the airlines to bother unfortunately.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

Clarity of view is an important issue that cannot be compromised ever.when the crew looks for a visual sign,the clarity should be 100%.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2684 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1660 times:



Quoting Readytotaxi (Thread starter):
When you pictures on the database of pilots sticking all sorts of things over the windows of the cockpit to block out the suns rays you wonder if they are missing something?

The B744 has a curved rail above the autopilot glare-shield. Panels of darkened and polarised plastic can be fitted into this rail, and moved to the appropriate position to block sunlight. There are also glare films mounted on a roll for the side windows.


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Airbus have similar panels and glare films that are part of the cockpit furnishings.


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