Francis IFR Hood

$29.95
$29.95

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 5586A

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This is the original IFR hood and it is by far the most effective for restricting vision to the instruments. Plus, its small size doesn’t obstruct your check pilot’s view. Adjustable elastic headband and cushioned face pad provide a comfortable fit. Constructed of lightweight, shock-resistant plastic.
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Compact, comfortable, lightweight and VERY EFFECTIVE at reducing or eliminating any outside visibility. The black plastic is perfect for preventing any distracting light penetration. As good or better than any I've used over the last 35 years.
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Guest | KENMORE, Washington, US | ATP | 12/31/2014
 

Not Recommended

Pros:
It surely does a good job at restricting the view to the instruments.
Cons:
The visual restriction goes a little too far, I could hardly see the top instruments. Also the piece of felt on the nose area gets in the way, the hood is also too wide for a face the size of mine.

I am mostly neutral with this hood, it might work for some, it didn't for me, it is made of a durable material I think it can even withstand being driven over, but it just didn't work for me. I did like how quickly Sporty's processed my return and refund. Thank you guys.
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
The hood completly eliminates outside view and restricts vision to the instruments. It fits well and it's comfortable through the entire duration of the flight.
Cons:
None.

This IFR hood performes better than any other I have tried.
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
well constructed and durable.
Cons:
vision too restricted. Not suitable for use with glasses.

I thought the product was decent in its durability and well- constructed, but it's not usable for people with glasses so I had to return it. I'm also a little concerned about how severely it restricts overall vision; while the side vision that is often visible through other hoods is gone, it so is the downward vision which is needed for reading plates and any controls under the instrument panel. I could see myself doing a lot of quick up and down head movements, which I wasn't crazy about.
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
no lenses to get scratched
Cons:
made for people with small noses
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
This Hood definitely limits your view of everything except the instrument panel. It is pretty compact in size making it easy to toss in the flight bag.
Cons:
The strap clasp can sometimes pop off when putting the hood on over your headset.

The Francis IFR Hood is a must have for all pilots, not just those who fly IFR regularly.
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
Rugged and comfortable and I can wear my glasses with them! I wanted a compact hood that really provided tunnel vision so there was no way to cheat as I sometimes unintentionally do these work and they are very compact and do not block my CFII view in the cockpit like the larger hoods.


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Non to speak of.
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
Effective device. Strong and durable.
Cons:
The device I received was not fully painted. The top of the bill was white, and was obviously missed in the final painting process.

Other than the missing paint, this product is a great product. I have tried several other sight-limiting devices, and none compare to this.
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
 
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Guest | WINTER HAVEN, Florida, US | Instrument | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
Exceptionally comfortable and secure with a compact, yet very effective visor. It also fits well under the headsets. Another good thing is, because of it's small size, it is always out of the way, yet very easilly retrieved from the floor behind the front seats.
Cons:
The visor still lets some of the external view to be seen. I would say you get about 98% immersion with just a tiny portion of your upper left field of view exposed to the outside environment under normal head position.

I was worried because I bought this without being able to try it on. But I was very lucky as this IFR hood is great.
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Guest | Private | 12/31/2014
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