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Flight Schools Soaring High Amid Downtimes
Aug 17th 2020

Flight Schools Soaring High Amid Downtimes

Pilots Are Using COVID Quarantines to Improve on Flight SkillsDuring an unprecedented year for the aviation industry, some pilots are finding ways to make the most of a reduced work or social life. Despite endless canceled air shows and restrictions…

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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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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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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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