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VK can get away with cutting and pasting to some degree, but when s/he comments on topics like this, the veneer soon wears away.
Totally agree with your post craig, would love to see VK demonstrating the importance of visibility in a dense Cu cloud, when you can’t even see the engines on a typical airliner.
Also, an ILS to minima does tend to be accompanied by less than perfect visibility until breakout.
As I only flown ‘little metal’, I didn’t stick charts on the windshield, but found that tinted lexan screens (optically non distorting), with suckers, were very useful on bright days.
Let’s face it, you’re unlikely to see traffic coming directly out of the sun until it is too late, but the big sky helps.