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What does polarized light really mean?
Oct 29th 2019

What does polarized light really mean?

Have you ever tried reading a message on your phone while wearing sunglasses? That annoying checkerboard pattern is the result of polarized light. Just like you rely on your cellphone for everyday use, pilots rely on their LCD flight monitors for a…

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Method Seven: Proud Sponsor of the Reno Air Races
Sep 1st 2019

Method Seven: Proud Sponsor of the Reno Air Races

Optics manufacturer Method Seven is partnering with the Reno Air Races Association (RARA) as an official sponsor of the event. “The Reno Air Races is the ultimate in aviation performance—the racing, the skill, the danger—and it seemed like the best f…

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Vision Sense: Maximizing Peripheral Vision During Flight
Aug 16th 2019

Vision Sense: Maximizing Peripheral Vision During Flight

Originally published in POPA magazine.According to the Federal Aviation Administration, “vision is a pilot’s most important sense.” In addition to natural factors such as daylight and cloud cover, a pilot’s lenses also affect vision during flight. Th…

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Grow Vision: Protect Your Eyes and Optimize Your Yield
Jun 3rd 2019

Grow Vision: Protect Your Eyes and Optimize Your Yield

Originally published in GROW magazine. Under artificial lights, things aren’t always as they seem. It’s why the smokeshow you brought home from the club last night looks haggard the next morning. Blame it on the beer goggles, but the real culprit i…

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Aircraft Windscreen UV: See How You Measure Up
Jan 31st 2019

Aircraft Windscreen UV: See How You Measure Up

Is your airplane exposing you to an increased risk of skin cancer?Overview Pilots are twice as likely to develop skin cancer as the general population, according to a 2015 study by the University of California. Airline crew members are classified a…

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Sky Spectrum: UV Transmission Through Windscreens
Nov 1st 2018

Sky Spectrum: UV Transmission Through Windscreens

Scott 'Banker' Ind wearing Method Seven Ascent SKY 18 lenses. PHOTO: Michael Clark. Originally published in Contrails Private Jet Magazine. Good pilots know their planes’ specs. They can recite horsepower, gross weight, and service ceiling…

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Method Seven: Taking Eyewear to New Heights
Sep 29th 2018

Method Seven: Taking Eyewear to New Heights

Originally published in Cannabis Now. Method Seven Specialty Optics designs and manufactures high-quality protective eyewear for use in unique or extreme lighting conditions. Growing cannabis presents cultivators with a unique set of cha…

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Bower's Pony: A Living History
Aug 2nd 2018

Bower's Pony: A Living History

Elliot Seguin flew low, banking a final turn like a jockey driving toward the homestretch. The sun glinted off the aluminum body of the Stewart Mustang as its right wing dipped toward the ground. Seguin’s Method Seven lenses shielded his eyes from th…

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A Serious Stunt: The Wisdom in Stick and Rudder Flying
Jul 19th 2018

A Serious Stunt: The Wisdom in Stick and Rudder Flying

Landing a Piper J-3 Cub on top of a moving ambulance may not sound like an exercise in flight safety. However, Eric Tucker insists that’s exactly what it is. “There’s no such thing as safe flying, just like there’s no such thing as safely walki…

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Comedy Flying A Serious Business For Eric Tucker
Apr 23rd 2018

Comedy Flying A Serious Business For Eric Tucker

Originally published by AOPA. Some people’s dream is to fly. Eric Tucker’s dream was to land. Justin Ramsier drives a 1990 ambulance while Eric Tucker pilots his J-3 Cub from a platform attached to the ambulance roof. Photo courtesy o…

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