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Craig, wasnt there an article about flying schools in Flordia accepting cash incentives to get the pilots through their exams?

Its not only the glare on the flight deck in the cruise but also the heat. I’ve experienced a flight deck where the aircon was not performing and however much the windscreens were covered the heat eventually casued an unscheduled landing.

UV rays are/were an issue.

If you are concerned about pilots blanking the windscreen in the cruise, it pales into insigificance, when you view what a pilot can sometimes “see” at 110 feet above the ground. whilst trying to land after a 10 hour + flight, whilst travelling at 150 mph+. Then consider the choice, autopilot or a manual landing. You really have to have confidence that your equipment works.

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