kootenay Posted October 13, 2009 Report Share Posted October 13, 2009 Sad to say the time has come where I need glasses in the cockpit. Looking for advice and conversation - What works for you folks? I almost barfed when I went to pay the bill for my new driving glasses thus I want to get this right the 1st. time My new driving glasses have sharpened up things afar and at the end of a 150ft, line this is all good. Trouble is when wearing them I can't read those round things on the panel they're too fuzzy now, there are a couple I think one says TOT, or TQ - something like that. Been great though I didn't realize you could lift much heavier loads just by wearing glasses. Perfect scenario is now this; Prescription glasses on for the ride to the field (even though now I can't use my years old log-pad practice of looking at the spot on the ground just off front skid tube when lifting off /setting down) Don't need much panel scanning anyway while in cruise. Grab my external load Listen for the engine to wind up to that magic auditory spot, check collective is near vertical Hold'er steady while removing glasses (kinda tough sliding them in and out with my brain-bucket on) Put on my other pair of Costco 1.5 reading glasses for closeup stuff (if I can find them) scan the panel fine-tuning as required. All is good switch back to my prescription glasses move load - reverse above for load drop-off - go for fuel.... But seriously ...... What are you folks finding works best for you. Bifocals ? Trifocals? Octahedral? Some other format / configuration? Maybe having a full-time co-jo yelling out the numbers. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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