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Hawk Aviation Sunglasses: Bifocals
Included: Precision poly-carbonate lenses, Headset-friendly non-elastic strap, Two cinches, Removable standard temples, Removable micro-thin temples, a Soft microfiber bag/cleaning cloth, & a Zippered protective hard case.
Flying Eyes Sunglasses are designed to be worn with a headset. Unlike all other sunglasses, the soft, thin, non-elastic strap on Flying Eyes is unnoticeable between your head and your headset so there is no pressure or pain, even after a long day of flying. The nylon design is so unique and so comfortable, we were recently granted a patent for it.
Thanks to a better seal between the headset and your head, your noise-cancelling headsets will be quieter. No more noise leaks! If you’re paying up to $1,200 for your headsets, don’t you want to ensure that you’re getting the best performance out of them?
Standard temples are included with your glasses to swap with the strap. Remove the strap, snap in the regular temples, wear them all day. Flying Eyes are ideal in cockpit, but are also stylish enough to wear anywhere else. Made of lightweight, unbreakable TR-90, the frames can survive any adventure you have.
Many sunglasses are polarized, which can interfere with both the viewing of LCD screens on the instrument panel, and with looking through plastic aircraft windows. Our standard lenses are non-polarized, for optimal performance in the cockpit. We also offer polarized, if you are going to be using them in other contexts.
NEUTRAL GRAY TINT
The neutral grey lenses allow for accurate perception of color charts and instruments.
MEDIUM LENS DENSITY
Flying Eyes’ lenses are dark enough to remove glare from the brightest and haziest days, but not so dark that you can’t see easily in the cockpit. And, with the strap, you can quickly move the glasses to your forehead temporarily so that you can see even better in darker areas of the cockpit.
SHATTERPROOF & SCRATCH-RESISTANT
We've used the best poly-carbonate lenses available, which means they are shatterproof for safety and decentered (optically correct — no distortion anywhere!) for crystal clear vision. The lenses are coated to help resist scratches so you can comfortably use these glasses professionally on a daily basis and still get many years of use. If your vision requires a prescription, we’re happy to say that Flying Eyes can be made in your prescription!
UV400 SUN PROTECTION
The best UV protection available! Pilots have increased exposure to harmful UV radiation from the sun and it’s critical that your sunglasses have the best protection possible.
FlyingEyes has your needs covered with your prescription requirements as well! Order straight from their site HERE.
BIFOCAL LENSES AVAILABLE
If you don’t need full prescription lenses, just readers, we now have bifocal lenses available in five strengths: +1.5, +2.0, +2.5, +3.0, and +3.5. The division line where the bifocal section begins is available in two heights: The high bifocal is a touch higher than “regular” bifocals, which makes it easier to see the instrument panel at a glance in most cockpit environments. The low bifocal is similar to “reader” glasses, where you have to look down to see through the magnified portion, and is useful if you really only need a bit of magnification for charts and not for the panel.
We're building a great place for you to get quick answers to your questions, from us or other customers. Help us build a user driven FAQ page here. Ask us anything, and we'll probably answer! Unless you ask us what we're wearing, then we may not... but we might... mmm. These are meant to be checklists for you, our customer. So we want to help you build your headset checklist and get great answers from us, and other people who use our products. We want you to ask what you need.
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Well we've adjusted, changed, and nailed down what we think is the best color palette for the custom headsets that you all love. These are all subject to change and may not be exact, but they're all pretty close, and should give you a good reference page for all our color options, both solid and metallic. We'll be adding and subtracting as we go, and refine down what works the best.
Using a tape measure, measure your head about one fingertip above your eyebrows & ears where a hat would rest. Be certain that the tape measure is straight, not twisted. Alternatively, you can use piece of string to measure your head in the same way, and then measure the length of the string with a ruler. If you are not certain about size, or are between sizes, buy the larger size.
|How To Measure
||Head Size (cm)||Head Size (in)||Choice|
|54cm & down||6 5/8" & down||Child|
|60cm & up||7 3/8" & up||Adult Large|
All of our mic boom options are fantastic choices, and none of them are less functional than the others, just different in their own way. They all come with our top of the line microphones and will provide you with years of fit and function.
|Steel-Wire Boom||Half-Flex Boom||Full-Flex Boom|
|Our Steel-Wire boom is a modified version of a traditional, because you can see we have a ball-and-socket joint in the middle allowing for more dynamic movement in the boom. The old style steel wire only had an elbow joint there making it difficult to get positioned properly. Any of you military aviators know exactly what I'm talking about. Our Steel-Wire boom is a great choice to bring back the good nostalgia and not the bad.||The Half-Flex boom is a combination of new and old, combining the steel-wire base with the full-flex tip. A great solution if you are petite or a child, because rather than having to bend the boom all the way around to your mouth, you just slide the steel-wire base back on the standoff and make the boom shorter. If it's for a child, the boom grows with them. As they get bigger, they can slide the steel wire base out and make the boom longer as needed. Pretty cool. :)||Finally, the Full-Flex boom is our most popular boom choice. This is the newest boom technology and is a fully flexible steel cable system that allows full flexibility as to where you want your mic. It is a stiff coiled cable that will stop wherever you position it. It's akin to the flexible USB lights that you may have for your laptop. You put the mic where you want it, and it stays there. The difference is, ours will stand up to the most rigorous use. Others just go limp, like their quality.|
High Vibration Locking ANR Module
Our locking ANR module option is designed to keep the control box connected no matter how much it shakes, rattles, or rolls. The screw-on connector won't come loose even in an old warbird, and you can still stow it away safe and sound, where it won't be swingin' around. A must have in almost any aircraft.
When you're selecting the right headpad for your headset, it is a personal decision. Both have pros and cons, depending on your mission. So, "Choose...but choose wisely."
|The Cotton Headpad has great wicking with the 100% cotton cloth and breathable foam insert. Keeps your head cool and still pretty soft.||The Sheepskin Headpad is just as soft as it sounds. All those long hairs are able to spread out any pressure and keep your head nice and warm.|
When selecting your earseals, this is another personal preference that can only be decided by your needs. They both have their benefits, you just have to decide which one's you want.
|Our True Gel earseals have twin layers. Not only does this help with noise reduction, but it makes them even softer on your head. Very cool, and conform perfectly to you.||Leatherette earseals are the way to go, if you want soft, warm supple hide against your skin. They may lose a little in noise reduction, but the comfort is amazing.|
Most of our standard inventory ships in 1-5 business days. However, all of our headsets are hand-made and customized specifically for you. We take great care to assure that the end result is outstanding, so please allow 15-30 business days for this process and delivery. Shipping hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm CST(CDT). The preceding hours of shipping may be affected by US and Canadian holidays, so please be aware that scheduled delivery is estimated and not guaranteed on those dates or times. Delivery times are based solely on availability of each item. Please see our details on back orders for any other information regarding shipping times. All shipping times, and turnarounds, are subject to change at any time, and without notice.
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