IFR Training Aid

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An IFR training aid that allows a student pilot to safely fly in simulated IFR conditions

 

INSTRUMENT FLYING TRAINING AID


Purpose:

To provide an instrument flying training aid for the instruction of student pilots

Components:

This instrument flying training aid is composed of two components;

a. A polarized film applique that is applied to the windscreen of the trainer aircraft

b. A pair of glasses with flip up/down opposing polarized lenses worn by the student pilot.

To Use:

Since the film applique and the glasses are purposely polarized in opposite directions, when the glasses and only when the polarized lens is flipped down into the field of view, the student pilot cannot see outside the front windscreen, simulating IFR conditions.

The student pilot can still see the interior of the cockpit and all of the instruments as these are not affected by the polarization.

The student needs only to flip up his lens to regain full outside visibility.
The instructor (w/o) the glasses retains full visibility during the training flight.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Clifford Fava
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Engineer/Designer
  • Number of times previously entering contest:
    2
  • Clifford's favorite design and analysis tools:
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  • Clifford's hobbies and activities:
    MUSIC, RC AIRCRAFT, SAILING
  • Clifford is inspired by:
    THE NEED FOR NEW IDEAS
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  • Patent status:
    none