Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Sunglasses?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by cassalatico, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. cassalatico

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hi was wondering which type of sunglasses you pilots wear for keeping track of the craft whilst also allowing you to view your tablet or phone?


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  2. alokbhargava

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Messages:
    5,032
    Likes Received:
    1,620
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    I wear photo chromatic lenses.
     
  3. ajbalzer

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oakley Fire lens. Non-polarized.
     
  4. olof Ekbergh

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2015
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    137
    Location:
    Mt Washington Valley
    None, just my regular prescription progressive lenses. Same as I use for all my video shooting.

    Just flying GA or RC planes as well as driving a car on a sunny day. Prescription Serengeti sunglasses. But never if I need to see a video screen or use any camera.

    If we are shooting with a 2 person setup then the pilot wears the sunglasses and the person running the cam uses no sunglasses.

    Flying RC gliders, that get very far away and high, I use polarized prescription glasses in photo brown tint. This also helps spot clouds that signal thermals, and is used by glider pilots as well.
     
  5. olof Ekbergh

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2015
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    137
    Location:
    Mt Washington Valley
    An added tip, use a baseball cap with dark bottom of the visor this helps when looking at a bright sky. And wear a black T-shirt or shirt, to minimize reflections on the screen when viewing.
     
  6. jptsr1

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    2
    Oakley Gascans (discontinued) with polarized lenses medium tint. I have some Wolfs with the same setup but dark tint. With those you can look directly at the sun. Gotta lift them up to see my Ipad screen though so I prefer the Gascans.
     
  7. Air Ontario

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Messages:
    1,271
    Likes Received:
    493
    Location:
    U.S./ Canada
    Anything but polarized.
    I had prescription aviators made with the very bottom glass focused on the distance in the cockpit from pilot seat to the instrumentation panel, rather than the stard 12-16".
    They also work really well at remote control/screen distance.
     
  8. RobVson

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    18
    I look at my tablet. No glasses needed.