Re: Black Patch Under Cockpit

Date:         30 Mar 97 03:54:26 
From: (TJ McDermott)
Organization: NorthEast Georgia Internet Access Inc.
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In article <airliners.1997.837@ohare.Chicago.COM>, wrote:
>Can anyone tell me what the black patch under the cockpit window is?  I've
>seen it mostly on older aircraft.

Anti-glare surface for the pilots.  Note that it's a matte finish, instead
of polished like the rest of the aircraft.  Look at all the navy planes as

Look at baseball players (that black stuff under each eye), and quite a few
animals (cheetah leaps to mind).

I'd love it for my auto dashboard.  The windshield on most new cars is
steeply sloped; it acts like a mirror for anything sitting on the