IFR Training Aid

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A low cost IFR training aid that simulates IFR conditions during pilot training. Can be installed on any commercial IFR training aircraft. Can be easily removed from the aircraft. Does not require any modifications to the aircraft.

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
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    THE NEED FOR NEW IDEAS
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