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Best Sunglasses For Flying

Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:00 am

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.
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RE: Best Sunglasses For Flying

Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:09 am

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.
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RE: Best Sunglasses For Flying

Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:33 am

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.
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RE: Best Sunglasses For Flying

Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:44 am

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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RE: Best Sunglasses For Flying

Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:41 am

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
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RE: Best Sunglasses For Flying

Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:21 am

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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