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Eyeglass Overcasters


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Eyeglass Overcasters

Overcasters(TM)
The lightweight, simple and effective view-limiting device

ASA introduces the Overcasters(TM) view-limiting device, for simulating instrument conditions in the cockpit environment.  Overcasters(TM) are lightweight, clip-on visors that attach to any prescription eyeglass or sunglass frame in seconds, flip up instantly for the perfect instrument-to-visual transition, and when flipped down create a near perfect "simulated instrument" condition.

Overcasters(TM) clip into any Airport/Facility Directory, Flight Guide(TM) or approach binder for easy storage, and can be attached and in use in seconds.  Their dark plastic lenses make "cheating" difficult in the cockpit, and are manufactured for flexibility and durability.  And perhaps best of all, Overcasters(TM) are widely accepted by FAA examiners for use in practical tests and checkrides.

 

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Monday, December 11, 2017
I would recommend this to product to any instrument pilot
by Nyron from Pawtucket RI USA 

Pros: Very helpful tool to switch from IFR to VFR after take off and before landing
Cons: I have no bad experience of it thus far
Review: It's a great tool to use while learning about instrument. I thought at first it would be difficult and hard to adjust to, but from the first time I clip it on my glasses I forgot I was wearing it.
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Monday, December 11, 2017
IFR Checkride
by Richard from Gig Harbor WA USA 

Review: Worked better with my progressive lens than any other foggles I tried.
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Best for anyone who has prescription glasses.
by A Customer from Pittsburgh PA USA 

Review: I wish I had this when doing my instrument rating training.
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
great product
by Danny from Novato CA USA 

Review: Easy to use. Very lightweight.
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
It functions as intended, but....
by Sam Carr from Spring TX USA 

Pros: light weight; they do block the vision, they fit on my glasses
Cons: flimsy and they melt with not much heat
Review: I live in the south. It is hot. Theses things, if left in the plane or your car will melt at about 110 degrees, causing deformity and they lose their ability to work. This pair I bought to replace the melted ones. Now I have to put them in a box and keep them in air conditioning.
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
by Ivan from Los Angeles CA USA 
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
by A Customer from Ashland, OR 
Pros: light, good for prescription glasses.
Cons: Can let in too much distracting light over the top, depending on aircraft heading
Review: If you need to wear glasses, this may be the best thing. I've found them effective, lightweight, and they've held up so far. The other devices I've tried have been too bulky or heavy over glasses. They do let in some light over the top, but a hat solves this problem. As for cheating?  I don't cheat--I'm trying to learn to be a good instrument pilot. Cheating is possible with many view-limiting devices, but it's not in my interest to do it. Besides, you can only sneak a glance out a side window, and that doesn't do you much good or help you keep the wings level.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
by Michal from Portage MI USA 
Review: Easy to use but allow some cheating. The best option I've tried so far for wearing over glasses.
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Monday, November 23, 2015
Works for me
by A Customer from Rapid City SD USA 

Pros: Clips to my glasses like flip-up sunglasses.
Cons: A little flimsy, so I have put them in a case so they don't get crunched in my flight bag.
Review: I wear glasses and the foggles my instructor let me use were just too big and wouldn't stay up. This alternative worked and at a reasonable price.
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Friday, October 09, 2015
Great for eye glass wearers
by A Customer from Daytona Beach FL USA 

Pros: Easy to store, does it job
Cons: none
Review: Easy to store and carry, does its job with no problem, and putting on is very easy during simulation time. "Smart" is the comment I heard when I whipped it out to show my version of foggles.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Under the hood
by Kevin from Irwin PA USA 

Pros: light weight and quick to flip up no more fumbling with glasses
Cons: none
Review: Perfect and very easy to use
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Monday, May 04, 2015
What you see is what you get
by Derin from Amityville NY USA 

Review: This product is good for eyeglass wearers but is a bit flimsy. It's very awkward to flip up or down and takes 2 hands to really get it. They don't fit very well on the lenses with its mounting system but for the money, they work and provide adequate blockage for IFR training. Good, not great.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Light - best ones that I've purchased
by A Customer from USA 

Pros: light weight, work with headset and your sunglasses!
Cons: they are somewhat fragile -so you have to be careful with them
Review: They are a little fragile but then the weight isn't too much for your nose either - these are the best IFR limiting glasses I've worn and I've tried the Jeppesen Foggles and the traditional hood.
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Saturday, January 03, 2015
Do you wear glasses/bifocals? - Then buy this!
by DA42PIC from Long Beach, CA 

Pros: Allows for proper alingment with biocals
Cons: Not enough side coverage.
Review: I wear glasses with bifocals and finding a hood that allows for adjustment to meet a bifocal line has been a challenge.
These solve that issue handily, HOWEVER you MUST extended the side panels as they allow too much periphery. My solution was to cut Velcro fabric to fit. This blocked the side vision completely. My DPE for the ride loved it.
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Monday, October 06, 2014
Outstanding replacement for the hood!
by stu from Escondido CA USA 

Pros: Light weight, effective, easy to use
Cons: None
Review: Absolutely a terrific training device. Light weight, easy to use and effective. Just slip them onto your sunglasses before takeoff, flip them up when visual and down when practicing on instruments. Love this prdouct!
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
I would NOT buy this product again
by Ken from McKinney TX USA 

Review: It is hard to store and I am not sure if it will last
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Friday, August 15, 2014
Definitely wouldn't suggest to buy it
by A Customer from  

Review: IMO, pretty badly designed and made thing.

- because of the way clip works (it's basically attached to the glass itself), it's very inconvenient to put on. One has to take regular glasses off, clip on this thing, and put the glasses back on (which is of course only safe thing to do _before_ the flight)
- at first I thought this hood is made of thick paper, then discovered it's some sort of plastic. The cover itself shakes and bounces when you touch if, which is really annoying.
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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Work Ok but way over priced!
by Larry from Stroudsburg PA USA 

Pros: work
Cons: overpriced
Review: The Eyeglass Overcasters fit on the glasses OK and work fairly well for flying under the hood. They are very cheaply made and way overpriced for the quality of the product. $4.95 seems about right same as cheap sunglasses not $18.00 for a piece of plastic on plastic clips. Could do the same thing with a pincer close pin and a piece of cardboard cut to fit leaving only a small sight spot out of glasses but, probably this idea would not be FAA approved!
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Monday, January 13, 2014
I would buy this product again"
by Roy from Ooltewah TN USA 

Pros: Seem to work as well as other hood type devices I have used in the past.
Cons: Material is a little light, flexable. Could be designd to be a little stiffer.
Review: Allows me to wear my prescription glasses while flying under the hood.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Very Lightweight
by Michael from Silverdale WA USA 

Pros: Low weight
Cons: No storage solution or protective cover/sleeve
Review: Very lightweight, very effective, very quick to clip on my glasses. Best view limiting device I have used.
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Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Fragile
by Keith from Tigerton WI USA 

Pros: Small and easy to carry in flight bag
Cons: Fragile and hard to clip to my glasses
Review: Good idea, but this view limiting device is fragile. Watch where you store it between flight. It is also cumbersome to clip on my glasses. Back to the drawing board.
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Friday, January 04, 2013
by Robert from Richland, WA 
Review: Better then any other on-the-eyeglasses limiting device I have tried. They block-out more peripheral view and make the IFR practice a real sweat-fest (meaning a better, tougher workout).
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Tuesday, November 06, 2012
by A Customer from  
Pros: Works better than a dog collar
Cons: Geeky, must have glasses that aren't short
Review: Plastic cover, pretty straight forward. The plastic was slightly deformed, but it wasn't a big deal to me.
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Tuesday, August 07, 2012
by Bernard from Vancouver WA USA 
Review: Impossible to keep in place - continually slips down or oocks sideways.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
TOP CHOICE for simulated instrument flying
by Paul from Canyon Lake TX USA 

Pros: Total attributes
Cons: store where they can't be crushed
Review: Easy to attach, just the right size, blocks just enough of your view to truly make you rely on the gauges. Light weight, easily stored. Flips up easily for a landing at minimums. The black plastic material is thin, so don't put something on top of them, in storage. But, they need to be thin to keep the weight down. I keep mine in my airplane glove box. So light, you don't notice the weight, when worn. I definitely recommend them.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
the best for eyeglass wearers
by don from Long Island NY USA 

Pros: light and easy
Review: If you wear glasses, these are the best view limiting device, they clip on to most any glasses and don't make you look through another layer of plastic to see the panel. flip-up / flip-down convenience...
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Monday, August 15, 2011
Flimsy plastic melts in the sun
by A Customer from Somewhere 

Pros: None
Cons: Flimsy, overpriced, short expected life (melts in the sun)
Review: I would not buy these flimsy ASA foggles again. They are made of thin plastic which melts and deforms if left in the sun. IMHO, ASA owes a refund to everyone who bought this overpriced bauble.

Let's see if ASA will treat its customers fairly.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
easy to use
by Susan from Springville CA USA 

Pros: compact light weight
Review: Compact, easy to use, a little cumbersome with thick framed glasses to attach I'd buy it again
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Works, but is clumsy to install
by A Customer from  

Pros: Inexpensive
Cons: Clumsy
Review: Once installed on your glasses the product works fine. It is tricky to install and and get it adjusted. You need two hands and depending on the frame style of your glasses it can be challenging to get it in place.
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Saturday, October 30, 2010
Pile of junk
by Jim from Kansas 

Cons: Cheap, do not last, needs case with them-never again
Review: Second day I had them, l laid them on the sunscreen and they deformed so badly I could not use them. Weather was 60 degrees out that day.
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Monday, October 04, 2010
Not bad
by A Customer from Livermore ca USA 

Pros: Light, allows airflow to reach forehead and face
Cons: cheaply constructed. As delivered cut into nose
Review: More comfortable than a hood. Had to cut the plastic to keep it from cutting into my nose. A little difficult to make work with bi-focals
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Wednesday, September 08, 2010
by Gary from Jacksonville Beach FL USA 
Review: Its probably the best for those who wear eyeglasses as long as you don't let it get heated up. On the flip side if it does, as mine did, simply mold it back into shape and cool it off. It is a great inexpensive fix that works good.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
worth the $
by A Customer from FL USA 

Pros: works like a charm
Cons: expensive for what it is
Review: You can go from simulated IFR to VFR and vice versa in a second and they are adjustable for how low they sit on your glasses. Expensive for what it is but works well.
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Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Does the job
by Mark from Laurel MD USA 

Pros: One hand, simple on-off.
Cons: Can get misformed if stowed improperly in a packed flight bag.
Review: The Overcasters are not fancy, but do the job. I would like to see them made slightly stiffer, but they are adequate as is. I would buy them again.
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Thursday, June 03, 2010
They work.
by Mark from Kettering OH USA 

Pros: I like how they flip up
Cons: Only work on larger frame glasses
Review: I'm a helicopter CFII and I got these to fill the needs for some of my students. They work best on larger glasses and for older students who need readers to see the panel and plates they're perfect.
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Monday, April 26, 2010
Not for use with glasses!
by Charlie from Ma 

Pros: Clip on is good idea
Cons: No good with bifocals
Review: These clip ons are absolutely useless with glasses and with bifocals. They allow you to look only where your prescription lenses are not right for panel viewing. Very flimpsy construction for the price, too.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Works great!
by David from Tulsa OK USA 

Pros: Excellent with glasses, great view limiting device
Cons: Need a carrying case
Review: I need my bifocals to see the instruments clearly and the other view limiting devices did not work well with glasses. The Overcasters clip onto my glasses and work quite well. The material is a bit flimsy but if you don't leave them in the heat, this should not be a problem. A carrying case would be nice to be able to drop them in the flight bag. Can't beat the price.
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Friday, December 18, 2009
Great Idea
by Gary from Lexington NC USA 

Pros: Easy, non-invasive design
Cons: a little flimsy. Could use stronger material.
Review: Excellent Idea. Nice and lightweight, easy to use, and doesn't add to the disruption of your headset seal.
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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Second time I have purchased
by Vicki from Midland TX USA 

Pros: Light, quick on and off
Cons: Less coverage than older hoods, but adequate
Review: Easy, quick way to go "under the hood" for currency flights. Great for folks who wear glasses.
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Monday, October 12, 2009
Good Buy!
by Victor from Davenport IA USA 

Pros: Black material
Cons: Flimsy
Review: The overcasters are overall a good buy. I wear prescription glasses and the normal foggles just did not work for me. I like the fact that because they are BLACK they do not reflect sunlight like normal foggles do. They are really handy in the fact that I can just flip them down to start IFR and flip them up when its time to land. They are rather flimsy, but so far have worked well.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
by Timothy from bryce UT USA 
Cons: Pretty flimsey
Review: They are pretty chinsey. I would not have bought them if I realized how flimsey they are. But they do work.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
by A Customer from Lewisville TX USA 
Pros: light-weight and clips onto my sunglasses.
Cons: VERY susceptible to head warping.
Review: Just like the other reviews said, this product is VERY susceptible to head warping. Mine actually arrived somewhat warped. The plastic can be reshaped as it becomes completely limp and moldable at a very specific temperature and hardens completely within a few degrees. I was able to 'fix' mine by holding it over a stove top and then putting a book on it as it cooled. It's not perfect, but it's pretty close. I like that it's very light-weight and clips onto my sunglasses.
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Monday, August 11, 2008
Buying a second one
by Rick Musson from Durand, MI 

Pros: Light weight and easy to use
Cons: Care must be used to avoid damage to overcaster
Review: After trying other options while working on my instrument rating the overcasters were the best! (1) Light weight (2) Flip up tor safe taxi operation (3) Your instructor can deceide when he wants your vision restricted and you can just flip them up or down.
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Monday, January 14, 2008
better than best
by Jim from Catoosa OK USA 

Pros: lightweight, perfect for hood work
Cons: none
Review: With 40 hours of hood time facing me for my instrument rating I was looking for something more comfortable than the old style hoods. This is it. It fits on my glasses, is a featherweight and perfectly limits the vision to the instrument panel. My flight instructor loves 'em and so do I. Can't recommend them high enough.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Leave the hood home and use this
by Richard from DURAND MI USA 

Pros: Great for people who wear glasses
Cons: None
Review: Light weight, easy to flip up out of the way during IFR practice when needed. This is much better than a hood when wearing a headset. I wear blended bifocal glasses and recommend anyone who does to try this.
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Sunday, August 05, 2007
Stay away from this.
by Mr. PPL from Bossier City 

Pros: Light weight and compact
Cons: No case and bends/warps permanently too easily.
Review: This product is in dire need of a carrying case or protective case. The material is way too flimsy and warps in warm environmants. Since there is no case, it bends easy when you place it in your bag and it won't ever bend back to normal.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Poor product
by Curt from Milwaukee WI 

Pros: light and flexible
Cons: spring clips didn't fit glasses and broke when I tried to adjust them
Review: Very disapointed. I tried it and discarded it.
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Sunday, April 29, 2007
Great until they get warm
by Martin, RV7A pilot from Granbury, TX 

Pros: Perfect design for people with glasses
Cons: must be made more resistant to warmth and sun.
Review: I really liked the Overcasters, feather light and very convenient. The third time I used them I left them on the glare shield of the plane while eating lunch. An hour later they were severely distorted from the sun even though the OAT was only 45F. They would not come back to original shape after cooling and are permanently distorted.
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Friday, April 27, 2007
They slide around
by Ron Gawer from Omaha, NE 

Pros: Convenient for wearing your glasses
Cons: they don't stay in place
Review: They do work, but slide around on my glasses. They don't restrict your side vision as much as jeppshades, allowing a little cheating.
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Tuesday, February 06, 2007
by A Customer from Alabama 
Pros: lightwieght, small ,inexpensive
Cons: can break easily.
Review: I must wear glasses while flying and while I was recently finishing airplane instrument training I became tired of caring around a bulky hood. I was told by another pilot friend that this little device is the one he keeps in his plane. This lightweight device takes up no room in the cockpit and meets the requirement for hood time.
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On Monday, September 12, 2016 a customer asked:
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Can this product be used as a clip on to my prescribed glasses?
A: Sure, this will work with most RX glasses.

On Friday, May 23, 2014 a customer asked:
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Does the Item include the sunglasses?
A: No, the (sun)glasses are not included.  These are meant to go over the glasses you already own/wear.


 

 

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