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sunglasses - polarised?

Old 15th Mar 2008, 15:32
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sunglasses - polarised?

Looking at a pair of sunnies labelled as 'class 4 UV 400 polarized' - am I going to have problems with them behind DV windows or does the polarized bit just refer to how the UV protection level is achieved?

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Old 15th Mar 2008, 16:44
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Polarized glass makes it a bit more difficult to see screens and dial lights. I have most trouble with the lights on the nav and comm boxes, I have to tilt my head to see some of the numbers.

You'll also see multi-coloured stress marks on the flightdeck windows. You'll get used to it after a while.
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 16:50
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In my experience, sunglasses seem to get sat on, lost, left in Ops, left in the cubby next to the seat, left in seat pockets, dropped on the apron and cracked so why bother? Use the sun-shades, plastic cards, static paper; whatever and do without.
After 36 years of flying without them and still with the ability to see well enough to fly, save your money and have a good meal each few months with the money you save.
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 17:52
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Polarized lenses are a poor choice for modern (and not so modern) jets/turboprops.
Even in piston transports (with NESA windscreens) they didn't work well.

Choose something else.
I personally use a standard plastic, corrected for vision, bi-focal, tinted neutral gray lens, and it works to perfection.
Don't lose 'em either....only careless folks lose shades.
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Old 18th Mar 2008, 07:05
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Serengeti Model 6691 Velocity, Gradient Lens
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Old 18th Mar 2008, 07:54
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Polarised sunglasses? -definitely not, especially in a glass cockpit.
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Old 18th Mar 2008, 22:03
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