Re: Black Patch Under Cockpit

Date:         30 Mar 97 03:54:26 
From:         D Snow <dougie@mama.indstate.edu>
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On 25 Mar 1997 sammy@monmouth.com wrote:

> Can anyone tell me what the black patch under the cockpit window is?  I've
> seen it mostly on older aircraft.  But, when those older aircraft get
> repainted or change livery, the black patch disappears, although I have seen
> it even on newer planes.  So what is its purpose?  Obviously its not necessary
> or mandatory, so why did they bother?
>

It is a glare shield.  Imagine trying to fly looking over a white aircraft
nose in bright sunshine

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Douglas Snow                                dougie@mama.indstate.edu
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