Although essential to life on earth, sunlight can be a problem for those who traverse the skies above terra firma. Steady lighting is necessary for pilots to see outside the cockpit and to view the instruments within. And while a forecast of CAVU conditions is welcome to all aviators, the attendant threat of glare from direct sunlight or from reflections can impair a pilot’s vision — even occasionally to the point of near blindness. Glare is defined as “a temporary ...

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