If I’m going to start flying again – and in this region – I think it would be a good idea to pursue an IFR rating. That necessitates a hood. I went under the hood last Autumn when I got airborne, and it was this flimsy thing with an elastic strap. The instructor had to staple the strap to the approximate length, as it had lost its elasticity. It looked like this. Sorry… Like this.
My dad had Jeppesen IFR hoods that had a non-flexible plastic ‘hat band’ that could be adjusted with a knob, and a band over the top as well. The lightweight visor was hinged so it could be flipped up. I like this design better than the one in the first paragraph, or the sight-limiting Foggles and other goggles, but they seem to have disappeared. I can’t even find an image to post.
Anyone knows if the Jeppesen-style knob-adjustable, flip-up IFR hoods are available anywhere?