Better vision is something that’s always desirable, and one of the simplest ways to improve your vision in flight is to install great sun visors. If older aircraft have sun visors at all, they’re often the original ones installed at the factory. These are small in size and are often difficult to position properly. As I learned years ago in an old Cessna 182, they wear out, flop and pivot around at the worst possible times, and create another unnecessary distraction to the pilot.
Up at the top of my own list of necessary safety improvements was a set of Rosen visors (disclaimer: Rosen provided me with a set to review for a position unrelated to FLYING). These are far larger than the flimsy stock visors, and best of all, they’re translucent. So they can be positioned directly in your field of vision without obstructing it. The hardware is solid machined aluminum, and they are easily and precisely adjusted without ever falling out of your desired position.
Well-engineered sun visors block the sun without restricting vision. [Credit: Anthony Pentz]
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