September 2013 Issue

IFR Hoods: Jiffy Hood the Top Pick

At only $8.10 and effective, Jiffy Hood is the overall best value, especially if you have bifocals or trifocals. Foggles and JeppShades are good alternatives.

Hoods for practicing IFR are like umbrellas, tough to store and hard to find when you need one. We’ve used everything from duct tape on safety glasses through a folded sectional jammed under a baseball cap to a narrow strip of cardboard along the bottom of the pilot’s windshield on a DC-3 (it works perfectly). Other than the DC-3 system, we prefer store bought, and we’ve used them all.

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