Airshows are always a great joy to watch, and they make us wonder how the pilots are able to pull off such jaw-dropping stunts. The Geico Skytypers’ crew conducts air shows across the country using 6 vintage WW II aircraft to achieve advanced maneuverability techniques. They combine the flexibility of these aircraft with current advanced navigation systems in order to achieve precise positioning and maneuverability. The challenge is even greater when performing across large water bodies where there are no landmarks to guide with navigation.
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Pilots of the Geico Skytypers team utilize the NuShield DayVue antireflective films to be able to clearly see the displays on their navigation systems. These protective films help them achieve enhanced visibility and to execute their routines with accuracy that is to the letter.
For the Skytypers team, precision is everything. The pilots need to quickly and easily see what is being displayed on their navigation equipment in order to know where to navigate and how to respond to any issues that may arise. The cockpit is fully exposed to the sun at any given time, which causes glare and reflections to be emitted from GPS devices. In addition, the protective equipment such as masks that these pilots wear tends to reduce visibility when viewing navigation devices.
The Geico Skytypers team has found that using the NuShield DayVue films eliminates distractive glares and reflections from navigation devices in their aircraft. These antireflective films are specifically designed to reduce glare from the display of navigation devices. The clarity on the display of the navigation equipment is not affected by the protective film, and pilots can enjoy the protection of the film on both daytime and night flights.
The NuShield DayVue film can be pre-cut to size to fit on many different devices. The films are available for devices that are up to 80 inches in diagonal length. It is also very easy to install because it uses a rubber tacky backing to adhere to the display, as opposed to glue adhesives. The films do not trap air, making it easy to push out air bubbles simply by using a finger.
In addition, the NuShield DayVue films also support many different GPS manufacturers, such as Adventure Pilot, Aviation Safety, and Northstar. With navigation equipment becoming more advanced and making use of tablets and other portable devices, the Geico Skytypers team can use the NuShield protective film as the perfect add-on for preventing glare and reflections from these devices while in the cockpit.