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readytotaxi
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Cockpit Glass, Sunlight Filtering.

Sun May 04, 2008 7:30 pm

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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RE: Cockpit Glass, Sunlight Filtering.

Sun May 04, 2008 9:11 pm

Too much complication and money for the airlines to bother unfortunately.
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RE: Cockpit Glass, Sunlight Filtering.

Mon May 05, 2008 5:16 am

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%.

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RE: Cockpit Glass, Sunlight Filtering.

Mon May 05, 2008 8:26 am



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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