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DayVue Antireflective Films used by Geico Skytyper pilots during air shows

Four More Air Shows Left in 2017 Season

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.

Pilots of the Geico Skytypers team utilize the NuShield DayVue antireflective films to be able to clearly see the displays on their navigation systems. With only 4 air shows remaining this season, these protective films help them achieve enhanced visibility and to execute their routines with accuracy that is to the letter.

NuShield DayVue Films reduce distractive glares

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. The outer layers of this film are equipped with a coating that has a refractive index that minimizes the blue end of the light spectrum. The index of refraction causes light to cancel out, which reduces the amount of glare that is given off by the screen. This enables the pilots to see the display more clearly, even through their protective equipment. In fact, the minimization of the blue end of the spectrum enables them to see what is on the screen of their navigation devices even if they are wearing polarized sunglasses.

Reduction of Reflected light

The NuShield DayVue antireflective films are specifically designed to reduce reflections from the display of navigation devices. This anti-reflective film replicates the antireflective coatings that are found on most traditional screen displays. They work by having thin layers on the surface that allow transmitted light to go through, while reflected light is cancelled out by being reflected at 180 degrees out of phase. The end result is the reduction of reflected light and increased visibility of the screen by the pilots. In addition, reducing reflections leads to a brighter screen on the navigation equipment, and the Skytypers pilots are able to clearly see what is being displayed on the devices.

Protects Sensitive Equipment from Scratches

With a thickness of only 6mm, protection is offered to the device displays while ensuring that touch sensitivity and responsiveness is not compromised. 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.

Fits on many different Devices

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 effectively, 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.