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Report Finds Some Aircraft Expose Pilots to GreaterLevels of Harmful Light

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Pilots who fly aircraft with a high service ceiling risk a greater exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays—and the airplane’s windscreen may not be providing enough protection. (www.aopa.org) More...

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ExCalbr
Victor Engel 11
Not just UV but other radiation, such as cosmic rays, and this is also greater over the poles.
WigzellRM
Ralph Wigzell 4
That's why you find a home made curtain in some pilot's flight bags, including mine :D
bentwing60
bentwing60 3
Enroute's used to work great but kinda hard to do it with an IPad.
andromeda07
andromeda07 1
UV would probably penetrate a curtain.
paulstein1
Paul Stein 3
It would be nice too read the actual M7 Labs report quoted in the article but I can’t find it.
paulstein1
Paul Stein 1
“nice to read”, I meant to type.
yr2012
matt jensen 3
We tinted all of our windows with reflective silver and bronze film.
tbpera
Tom Pera 1
would be interesting to see if airline pilots/flight crew have more radiation/UV light cancers? wonder if any epidemiologists have studied this?
WigzellRM
Ralph Wigzell 1
And would taking antioxidants help?

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