Sunglass Frames Designed for Headsets and Helmets

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Austin, Texas-based Flying Eyes sunglasses has released a new frame that is designed to slip underneath the ear cups of an aviation headset or underneath a helmet without affecting with the noise reducing seals. Only a millimeter thick, the frame's temples are made from a strong yet flexible polymer called Ultem, said Flying Eyes' founder Dean Siracusa.

With several designs completed but insufficient funding to bring them to production, Siracusa has launched a Kickstarter campaign. You can back the design of your choice at a discounted price until December 23 when the campaign closes. There are five designs and several colors to choose from. The glasses are expected to hit the market in April.

In addition to the thin temples, the glasses have a bridge designed to keep the glasses in place and impact resistant lenses with sun protection that exceeds the standard UV400 level.

You can learn more about the new aviator frames at the Kickstarter page here. Should the campaign be successful, Siracusa also aims to introduce beach frames, sport frames, readers and protective glasses.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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