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Blockalls IFR View Limiting Device


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Blockalls IFR View Limiting Device

Finally! A new IFR View Limiting Device that simulates the true realism of IMC more comfortably and accurately than the old bulky, heavy glasses and hoods from the past.

Designed by pilots for pilots. Blockalls take the problems with existing view limiting products and eliminates them. At just under 1 oz, it’s easy to forget you are wearing them. Designed to easily penetrate the seal of your headset eliminating the hassle of having to remove it first and can be worn for extended periods of time without discomfort thanks to the soft rubber nosepiece and temple tips.

Blockalls block sunlight and with off center viewing, more of your time is spent inside the flight deck than outside.

  • Modern design
  • Choose a Stylish Color
  • Blocks Sunlight
  • Lightweight -less than 1 oz.
  • Comfortable - Can be worn for hours at a time
  • No need to remove headset first  
  • Made with an intentional offset design which better restricts the view out of the side window, enhancing the realism of true IMC.

Also available in a version made specifically for helicopter pilots!  The helicopter model is the same as the regular Blockall, with the exception of a more refined viewing area to accommodate the smaller panels found in helicopters.

 

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Loved it
by Harrison from Broken Arrow OK USA 

Pros: Not bulky. Doesn't affect sound quality of headset
Cons: None
Review: This is perfect. Not to bulky. It fits perfectly under any headset and doesn?t feel uncomfortable and also doesn't allow any extra noice slip into the headset
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Friday, September 29, 2017
Inexpensive and effective
by Benjamin from Waco TX USA 

Pros: Compact, easy to see instruments, not easy to see out the window.
Cons: You might be accused of cheating if you stare at the standby compass for too long.
Review: They're not uncomfortable to wear with a headset, they're compact, and they do what they say on the tin.
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Does what's needed.
by Jason from Unicoi TN USA 

Pros: Comfortable even under a headset.
Review: Paint could be better. It hasn't flaked off on me, but could be a better quality. They do work great for good work though.
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
not different!
by De from Waxahachie TX USA 

Pros: slide under headphones
Review: I bought these so I didn't have to remove my headphones and for that it works. But I can't say that I find the de-limiting to be great or different from others.
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Most pleased!
by GEORGE from Frankfort IL USA 

Pros: Great for limiting view
Cons: Wish it came with a stronger shell type case and neck strap
Review:
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Terrible
by c from Shreveport LA USA 

Cons: see above
Review: Black paint comes off all over your face and hands. Doo noy buy.
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Monday, April 10, 2017
These work
by Dicky from Cheyenne WY USA 

Pros: Great product
Cons: none
Review: Better than any hood or other fogged glasses for Instrument work
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Thursday, March 02, 2017
This is the one to get
by Edward from Piney Flats TN USA 

Pros: comfortable, effective, good quality, look good
Cons: they are designed for use in the left seat, when using from the right seat you can view out the right window easily and have to move your head around more to view the center and left side of the instrament panel. They should have a right seat model
Review: I own, or have used most of the hood devices thru my many years of flying and have hundreds of hours wearing these things. After spending a few hours with a hood device on, if something isn't really good they become Very annoying...of which all will to different degrees. These "Blockalls" are light, slide under the headset fairly comfortably..( more so the any of the others) when its bright outside these keep things dark and cool under the device and you can easily and comfortabley view the instruments ... Foggles are so bright and I would be squinting the whole time. they come with a nice pouch, seem well built. The left eye is blocked out a little more on the left side to keep from viewng out the window and the right side is a little more open on the right side to allow a more natural view of the cockpit. It works best if you use this from the left seat for this reason. They should make a right seat version. Oh..and actually look cool. These are the best I've used by a good measure. Get these, you won't regret it
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Great product
by benjamin from Waco TX USA 

Pros: Perfect for IFR training
Cons: Pricey
Review: Works great for helicopters. Gets the job done. My only complaint is the price could be cheaper but most aviation things are costly anyway.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Poor product
by Chris from Denver 

Pros: Shipped fast
Cons: Product was terrible and unusable
Review: From the start I could tell it wasn't going to be good because the cloth protective cover was stuck to the glasses as if they painted them and put the cover on right away. After I got them unstuck, they had a strong smell of paint. 'My instructor did not want me to use them because the cut outs were not even and too low. I could not even see a master switch. Too much hassle to send back and went and purchased a different set from a local pilot store. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Useful for sure...
by Darrin from Hot Springs AR USA 

Review: Does the job, they seem a little bulky under my headset...
But they do work great tho.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Don't waste your time
by michael from Hamilton NY USA 

Review: Out of focus on the bottom
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Friday, September 02, 2016
well made and comfortable
by Emily from stationed overseas 

Pros: good quality
Review: I would buy this again.
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Thursday, July 07, 2016
Great!
by A Customer from Calabasas CA USA 

Pros: Blocks the sun out better than other goggles. Limits view more realistically.
Cons: Relatively Expensive
Review: These glasses are comfortable and they truly limit your ability to see anything but the instruments. Unlike other goggles, this one is all black so it blocks the sun out on those sunny days. It comes with a nice carrying pouch as well.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Work fine
by Rick from Oviedo FL USA 

Pros: Work well
Cons: Need better nose bridge
Review: They sit too low on my nose.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Nice pair of foggles
by Francisco Fernandez from LOS ANGELES CA USA 

Pros: good fit and field of vision
Review: This glasses fit well and are comfortable.
They give you a good view of the instruments.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
I would buy this product again
by Mark from Pinehurst NC USA 

Pros: Restricts vision appropriately
Cons: does not work well with glasses and requires the user to hold his head in an unrelaxed position.
Review: Works perfectly.


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Saturday, March 19, 2016
Great Product
by A Customer from Jacksonville, FL 

Pros: Real instrument training glasses. Actually make you focus on the instruments.
Review: I used them for all my instrument training and now with my students. They allow the student to focus solely on the instruments and not rely on looking out the sides as some other products allow.
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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Fantastic
by Alb ert from Longwood FL USA 

Pros: Easy to use
Review: Does the job adequately and I can see around it.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
At Last
by Jane from Fort Myers FL USA 

Pros: Does the job right
Review: A view-limiting device that is comfortable under a headset, lightweight, and most of all really blocks the outside world. No distracting side glimpses at the corners.
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Great product!!!
by Jacob from Hartford AR USA 

Review: Great IFR hood glasses. I'd buy them over and over again.
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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Not bad
by Stu from Fredericksburg TX USA 

Pros: They fit and don't hurt
Cons: Nothing I can think of.
Review: I hate flying with these on, but they do the job. Not much on IFR. Not priced to high.
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Monday, December 21, 2015
Excellent Product!
by David from Cedar City UT USA 

Pros: VERY limiting, you WILL be flying solely by instruments
Cons: Carry case tight fit(not a huge issue but it's something)
Review: This is a great price for a quality product. Just passed my Instrument checkride. Great vision limitation to only the instrument panel (for Robinson R44 and Bell 206). Only improvement I can think of is to maybe make the carry case a tiny bit bigger. It fits very snugly in there and it may damage the arms from the pressure of insertion and removal over time.
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Friday, November 20, 2015
I love them.
by A Customer from Media PA USA 

Pros: goo sight limiting glasses
Cons: Need adaptable band for the back of the head and tightness
Review: I love them. Wish they came with an adaptable cord for the back of the head.
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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Exactly as expected
by Dominic from South Bend IN USA 

Pros: Comfort. View Limiting excellent
Cons: Allows a little more noise in through headset.
Review: These glasses are exactly what I expected. They're very comfortable and do an excellent job of limiting your view. There is zero peripheral vision with these glasses. The only reason I did not give it five stars was due to the fact that The glasses caused some noise to leak through my David Clark headset. Of note the traditional foggle glasses do the same thing, however, are much more view limiting and more comfortable.
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Monday, September 28, 2015
OK for cheating
by Michael from Wichita KS USA 

Pros: Look good and feel sturdy
Cons: Do not block peripheral vision
Review: Overall I don't think these are very useful. I tend to have to tilt my head back to see the panel on an Arrow (probably even worse on high panel Cessnas), and they allow too much peripheral vision.
Peripheral vision is the most useful part of your vision in overriding false sensations, so you're doing yourself a dangerous disservice if you think these are simulating IMC. On the other hand, you may want them for a check-ride.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Poor design, low cut windows
by Kev23 from Bend OR USA 

Pros: Lightweight, comfortable
Cons: Windows cut too low. Can't see your instruments!
Review: I bought these for for my IFR rating in a Robinson R44. The "windows" in the lenses are cut so low that I could only see the transponder! No view of my gps, radio, and obviously no instruments. Needless to say, I couldn't use them. Not sure what helicopter they designed these to be used with, but it definitely wasn't the R44
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Monday, August 24, 2015
by Mike from Westmoreland TN USA 
Pros: good fit for men and women, and they have a modern look and feel
Cons: none
Review: I bought these for my daughter, they seem to be a good fit for females, and they work great!
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Monday, August 17, 2015
Unadjustable bridge renders it useless.
by Javier Abalo from Tolland, CT 

Pros: Stylish, comfortable
Cons: Unadjustable wide bridge
Review: Great concept but deficient execution. The unadjustable bridge is very wide requiring an equally wide upper nose. In my case the foggles sit way down in my nose so the only thing I can see are my knees. I would assume this issue will affect many other pilots.
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Monday, August 03, 2015
Not for R44 IFR
by J from Bend, OR 

Pros: low profile
Cons: literally blocks all
Review: Would give this product a "0" star rating if I could. Ordered the helicopter specific Blockalls. The windows are cut so low that all you can see is your radio and transponder, down by your shins. You will NOT be able to see any of your instruments, or GPS panels. (I'm working on my IFR rating in a Robinson R44 and I'm 5'10, just to give you an idea of what these blockalls don't work with)
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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Perfect
by andrew from Eagan MN USA 

Pros: Light weight, no light passes through.
Cons: I haven't found any yet.
Review: If you want something that is light, will not get into the way of your flying and completely block everything else out. This will do the trick
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Thursday, June 04, 2015
by Aaron from Rogers MN USA 
Pros: Block outside view well
Cons: One eye being blocked more than the other is hard to get used to.
Review: I am torn on good vs bad. They do block more of the outside peeks you can get with standard foggles however they are not my favorite due to the left eye opening is more blocked than the right eye. it helps with blocking the view, but is hard to get used to having one eye restricted more than the other. My thought is to cover the bottom left of the windshield with a map and use standard foggles.
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Monday, February 16, 2015
Great IFR practice goggles!
by Kevin from New Haven CT USA 

Pros: Fit well, made well, light and compact.
Cons: Will not fit over eyeglasses.
Review: I bought these goggles before starting the instrument portion of my private pilot training, and I love them. They look and feel just like sunglasses, and are much easier to use than the awkward hood that some instructors make students use. They are sturdy and well made, and they should last a pretty long time. If you wear glasses, these will likely not work for you since they fit snuggly and probably could not fit over a pair of glasses. But if you wear contacts or don't need prescription lenses, these are the ones to use.
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Great foggles
by Francisco from LOS ANGELES CA USA 

Pros: comfortable, stylish, great view
Cons: none
Review: These foggles are comfortable to wear. They are not bulky and provide a good view of the instruments
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Friday, January 23, 2015
Great product!!!
by Alex SP from Phoenix, AZ USA 

Pros: Looks cooler then a hood and small
Cons: if you have a smaller head your headset will not be as efficient
Review: Love this product as it looks like a cool pair of shades. Only negative is if you have a smaller head and the Bose A20 headset the noise canceling is not efficient.
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Wednesday, January 07, 2015
These work!
by Keith from KJYO 

Pros: Block out everything except the instruments
Cons: none for me
Review: My instructor has a set of classic Foggles, and they are opaque, so they still let light through. So we're practicing, and he gives me a heading that turns me right into the sun. Because I'm wearing opaque foggles, I am blinded by that brightness. With these, all you see is the instruments, and the smaller left opening makes sure I can't cheat by seeing out the window. Good product!
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Thursday, November 27, 2014
by William from Portsmouth RI USA 
Review: work well, comfortable
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
lightweight and handy / not bulky like the hoods
by david from Austin TX USA 

Review: Easy to don and easy to remove. not lacking in any way except perhaps if one requires glasses for close up instrument viewing.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I really like these glasses
by Matthew from Sidney OH USA 

Pros: The size and limited view.
Cons: The pouch is very tight which makes the glasses hard to put away.
Review: I really like these glasses. I hope to use them often as I start my IFR training.
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Monday, July 07, 2014
Great product
by Patrick from Stafford VA USA 

Pros: do the jog well
Review: They do a great job. I've only worn them for a couple hours but they are far better than an old hood that has been worn by many students. They easy to transport and should last beyond my flight training. You can probably do the same thing with lab glasses and tape but they wouldn't look nearly as good.
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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Good view size, but tight on my head.
by Ethan from Ashland OR USA 

Pros: Good coverage
Cons: Too tight at temples
Review: The coverage on these foggles is perfect, but I have a medium head and they are too tight at the temples and can't be modified easily. I made my own with spray paint and they are far better.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Effective, Stylish, and Lightweight
by Windtee from New York 

Pros: Comfortable, Fits under Headset, Lightweight
Cons: None for me
Review: As an instrument pilot of 20 years, I finally found a view-limiting device (I like). It's a product I wear in analog and digital instrument-equipped airplanes.

I flew with at least a half-dozen devices with different results, some more effective than the other. I even created a DIY version, which was very effective.

I bought the Black Bloackalls two years ago and currently carry it in my flightbag. Recently, I flew holds while wearing my Blockalls in a glass-equipped airplane in order to maintain currency... in bright sunshine.

This works well for me, for my face and head. I don't use corrective lenses. It's lightweight, comfortable, and comes with a protective pouch. Device compromises the seals of my DC passive headset a little but, it's not a big deal which doesn't bother me.

Decide for yourself if Blackalls works for you. It works for me.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Functional & Stylish
by BEM from McKinney TX USA 

Pros: I look awesome wearing these. Compact & easy to carry. Reasonably comfortable.
Cons: Can see out a bit around the edges - not enough to make a difference though.
Review:
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Monday, December 09, 2013
Best on the market!
by A Customer from Windsor CO USA 

Review: After buying am borrowing several other view limiting devices, this is by far the best one you can buy. Comfortable and perfect view limiting.
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Monday, October 28, 2013
I would buy this product again
by A Customer from Fort Leavenworth KS USA 

Review: Product certainly met expectations - comfortable for the student during long IFR training flights.
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Monday, October 21, 2013
by Robert from West Palm Beach FL USA 
Review: Works even in bright sun.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Great product
by James from Mukwonago WI USA 

Pros: Blocks the sunlight, easy to put on with headset
Review: This product met my expectations as a CFI. I previously bought Jepp shades, but those broke after a lot of use. This product is much simpler and will probably last forever.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Truly view-limiting!
by Bill from Mechanicsburg PA USA 

Pros: Comfort
Cons: Viewing area extremely small and different between the two sides
Review: After hearing from a CFI about Blockalls, when I misplaced my Foggles I ordered a pair. Yes they are comfortable and they truly block light, but the open areas for viewing the panel are extremely small. I don't know if the pair I received was defective or not, but I'm not going to pay for another pair to check! For the left eye, there is only a tiny area in the bottom inside corner of the lens that is not covered by opaque black paint. It is much smaller than the area open for the right eye, although that is also very small. I wear progressive lens eyeglasses, and although the Blockalls are fairly comfortable atop those glasses and beneath the headset, the area open for viewing was far too small to be useful for me. I cannot use them for IFR training since I can see so little out of the open areas. I ordered another pair of Foggles instead.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I would buy this product again
by Tim from Mandeville LA USA 

Pros: Fit and view
Cons: None
Review: Very comfortable. I can clearly see the instruments without seeing anything else.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This is the best view limiter I've used!
by Dan from Ottumwa IA USA 

Pros: Block vision effectively and are easy to use.
Review: This product has fully met my expectation. It is important that IFR training be as realistic as possible. If a view limiting device allows you to regularly see the ground in your peripheral vision out the left side of the plane, it is not really preparing you for actual IFR flight. The Blockalls IFR view limiting device has made my IFR training more realistic. I think they are better and easier to use than other devices.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Was expecting a little better for 20.00
by balamt from Missoula, MT 

Pros: Good limited viewing area
Cons: Might be a little too limited viewing area. Would rather paint be a gloss.
Review: Although the intention was good and the offset view area does help keep you from peeking I was expecting something more than a pair of safety glasses I could buy for 2.50 and paint. Also the green is a flat paint and rough in texture. I would have preferred a more professional presentation. Does screw up the ANR on my Zulu's, but for the limited time I will use them probably not a big deal.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Great Foggles
by Adam from Van Nuys CA USA 

Pros: concentrate your vision right where it is needed.
Cons: In the plastic bag they had an odor of fresh paint, but once they have been out for a day or 2 it went right away.
Review: I only wanted to get the flat blockalls becuase it seemed "stealthy". They really do tunnel your vision right toward the instruments. I would recommend the frosted ones only becuase you can see your surroundings a little better.
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Monday, January 14, 2013
Best foggles i've used
by Brett from Tempe AZ USA 

Pros: comfortable, carry bag, blocks everything but instruments
Cons: have to tilt my head back a little to see the top row of instruments
Review: These are just like normal sunglasses, more comfortable than my aviators. They are super dark though, much like flying in compete darkness, not fog/etc
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Friday, November 30, 2012
Hard to use with Headset
by Cameron from Provo UT USA 

Pros: Good Quality. Sleek
Cons: Does not fit under headset well. Lets noise get in.
Review: I like these they are good quality but when you use them with your headset it makes it louder. I like the ones that wrap around the headset more.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Does not work properly with Headphones on.
by Shelley from morrisville NC USA 

Pros: Nice Fit, See only what is intended to be seen.
Cons: Loose ANR as Arms cause ear seal to break
Review: It works like a charm... My instructor saw it the first time and was impressed.

The whole excitement went to the dumps when I wore it inflight. I got David clark ANR headsets and the arms of this device causes the seal (gel pads) of the headphones to open up enough that the effects of the ANR are nullified. It is like I am wearing Passive headphones.

I wish they had the option to put an elastic band or something like it so the comfort is there while the ANR headsets do their job right.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Well worth it
by A Customer from Salt Lake City UT USA 

Pros: Comfortable, look better than traditional foggles, sturdy
Cons: None yet
Review: I'm very happy with my decision to purchase these for instrument training. They're very comfortable and are holding up well (they live in my backpack and take a bit of a beating on a regular basis). I got them in black, and when I pulled them out of my bag to do instrument training for the first time, my instructor hasn't seen any "foggles" like these before and thought they were "cool" then once he put them on he was really impressed with them as well.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
THE BEST IFR GLASSES OUT THERE
by C172 from Los Angeles CA USA 

Pros: Colors, Comfortability and blocks the sun
Cons: None at this time
Review: These cool glasses work great for IFR practice. The syle is similiar to my sunglasses and they block out the sun. The glasses fit great under my headset and I have no complaints for them. THE BEST IFR GLASSES OUT THERE!
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Monday, September 03, 2012
Not good
by Aaron from  

Pros: not bulky
Cons: blocks the instruments, doesn't block side windows
Review: I have to tilt my head up to see all the instruments, which is very uncomfortable. I tried to compensate by scooting my seat as far forward as I could and seating the glasses higher on my nose but I still have to tilt my head up.

Also you can see the side windows out your peripheral vision. Not good.
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
too much view limiting
by Mathias from Harrisburg PA USA 

Pros: very comfortable
Cons: very small view
Review: The glasses are great however I wish I knew what the helicopter version ment. The field of view is very small.
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Monday, June 18, 2012
Great No-Cheat Glasses
by Evan from Madison MS USA 

Pros: 100% blockage of outside environment.
Cons: Temple Arms could be thinner. Allows Noise Inside Headset.
Review: Better than Most all other "Hoods"
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Thursday, April 26, 2012
Works as advertised
by John from Eau Claire WI USA 

Pros: Fits comfortably under my headset; feels like wearing sunglasses - very comfortable.
Cons: Cannot use them to fly instruments from the right seat.
Review: I like that this feels more like a pair of sunglasses, then safety goggles. It does well in restricting a majority of the exterior... of course if you're scanning the edges of the visual field, you can get a glimpse of the ground (or a lake, or something else more interesting than the instruments).

I found out fast that it doesn't work well for switching between safety pilot and instruments in-air (when you're flying right seat). It's meant only for left seat view of the instruments.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Not for older eyes
by Richard from Kennett Square PA USA 

Pros: Effective vision limitation
Cons: Useless if you need reading glasses
Review: I need 1.5 D readers - I tried the OPX stickons but the large curvature of the Blockalls would not allow them to stay in place. For a fraction of the price I brought reader-safety glasses and painted them. Cheap and completely effective. I expect the Blockalls started life as safety glasses. Pity they can't go the extra step and provide the reader option.
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Monday, March 12, 2012
by Debi from Ann Arbor MI USA 
Pros: Light and comfortable with headset.
Cons: Have not really encountered any yet.
Review: This product is easy to put on and off in the cockpit and is comfortable with a headset. I have not tried it with glasses or sunglasses.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Clear part too low, peripheral vision not blocked
by Aaron from MO, USA 

Pros: blocks glare from sun
Cons: doesn't block sides well, clear part too low
Review: The clear little windows are too low so I have to tilt my head up a lot to see the instruments in a c150. They don't feel right with a headset on and I am constantly adjusting them. Finally, you can see out the side windows though your peripheral vision.
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Monday, February 06, 2012
Best View limiting
by Lonnie A. from Lawrenceville, GA 

Pros: Easy to put on while flying
Cons: None
Review: Blockalls made the remaining part of my IFR training experience so much easier. Easy to put on and take off while flying and blocked out the annoying sunlight. Great product!
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
great foggles!
by A Customer from Cheyenne WY USA 

Pros: work very well
Review: I recently had PRK eye surgery and these worked great both for hood work and keeping the sun out.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Very cool
by A Customer from Seattle WA USA 

Pros: Comfortable stylish and work
Cons: Just a slight bit of peripheral vision is noticable
Review: This product is excellent and even my check ride examiner was impressed. They are comfortable and do a pretty good job of blocking the outside. You still have some peripheral vision but not much. I would buy again and definatly recommend
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Nailed it
by Mike from Manhattan, KS 

Pros: Blocks the view better than any other, feels like im not wearing them.
Cons: Pouch could have been better and smells like plastic
Review: Wish I had of purchased these earlier in my IFR training.
I used other view limiting devices and truly found them as advertised.
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Thursday, June 30, 2011
blockalls
by Christopher from NY USA 

Pros: worth the money
Cons: breaks headset noise seal, case is cheap
Review: the best view limiting device i have ever used, comfortable fit. i have not tried to wear them over my sunglasses while flying yet. they feel the same as wearing sunglasses while flying, and do break the sound seal of my headset. take the time to adjust your seat properly before the flight so you don't have to strain your neck in different ways to see the instruments
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
One size does not fit all
by Michael from Park City KS USA 

Pros: blocked out view every well, nice case to carry them in
Cons: Made of very hard plastic that doesn't flex or mold to a variety of head sizes and shapes.
Review: My problem with the blockalls was that they are extremely hard and rigid. They did what they claimed to do very well but my head is just slightly smaller than what is needed for a perfect fit meaning the arms stuck out further from my temples than they should so there was a gap formed between my head, glasses and headset. This led to not being able to hear when using them so of course i stopped. I also did not like that the arms are so thick. Again, if they were made of a slightly more plyable and rubbery substance they could fit a wider range of head sizes. I painted over a pair of old safety glasses i had which worked better than the blockalls.
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Monday, June 20, 2011
blockall
by Jay from albuquerque NM USA 

Pros: very comfortable
Cons: left side view still there
Review: These work very well comfortable but you can still get a glimpse of the horizon out of the left side i wish they were just a bit bigger on the sides.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011
Fit like sunglasses, work very well
by PRAUCH from Austin TX USA 

Pros: Comfortable and effective,sturdier than alternatives.
Cons: Need a better case
Review: These fit quite well and are very solid compared to my Jepp Shades. Comfortable under my headset and while possible, they don't invite cheating. This is my second pair, the first were crushed when a flight bag was shoved on top of them. I recommend the darker ones, they help shade your eyes on sunny day hood sessions. Would recommend getting a hard case to protect them. The vinyl case they come with tends to stick to the shades making them difficult to extract and doesn't protect agInst crushing.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011
by Brad from Poway, CA 
Review: I am an IFR student. I have time under the hood, foggles, and jeppshades but these are BY FAR the most comfortable and realistic. All of the instructors at my school love these as much as I do. Nearly impossible to cheat. This vendor advertises that the Blockalls were made by pilots for pilots. They were not lying.
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Monday, April 18, 2011
Highly recommended!
by Chris from Vernon CT USA 

Review: Excellent for helicopters! Using the standard foggles for a fixed wing in helicopter simulated IFR is just cheating. These give the perfect view of the instrument panel.
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Used for Airplane IFR Practice
by A Customer from Baton Rouge LA USA 

Pros: Lightweight, comfortable
Cons: Protective pouch needs to be hard and rigid
Review: Lightweight, comfortable and really accomplishes the job of limiting your view. Protective pouch it come with is too weak to protect the glasses; they can get crushed in your flight bag. It does keep them clean.
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Saturday, January 29, 2011
Lightweight and Effective!
by Larry from KCHS, SC 

Pros: Light, Easy to put on, strong
Cons: Not crazy about the carry case
Review: Very difficult to cheat with! They really make you stay focused. Super lightweight and seem to be really good quality.
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Thursday, November 04, 2010
By far the best I've tried.
by Vic Scott from Dallas, TX 

Pros: Comfortable and easy to put on
Cons: Could see a little above panel, adjusted seat height and worked
Review: They fit real well. I love how well they block out the sunlight.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
by Andrew from Pittsburgh, PA 
Review: I only used them myself briefly one time, but my students liked these much better then the "other brand". They said the Blockalls were more comfortable and much better in dealing with the sun. Easier fit with headsets too.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Ok but not great
by A Customer from Fort Walton Beach FL USA 

Review: Device worked great for limiting outside view, but still providing unobstructed view of the panel. However, the design makes it uncomfortable to wear with a headset for long periods of time. The arms are too large to fit comfortably under the headset ear piece.
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Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Poor fit overall
by A Customer from Orlando FL USA 

Pros: They look cooler than those big hoods!
Cons: Poor fit, to bulky around the ears, subpar view limiting
Review: Not bad, but doesn't necessarily outshine anything else on the market either. They are a little wide around the temples and cause a poor fit with the headset when your wearing them. Also I bought the model marketed as "Helicopter specific" but don't think that means they will block your view perfectly with nothing but the dash in sight. I haven't yet found a product that will do that comfortably.
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Monday, August 16, 2010
I would buy this product again
by Aaron from PLANTATION FL USA 

Review: Very comfortable, not too bulky.
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Sunday, July 11, 2010
Money Well Spent!
by Neil from Kansas City MO USA 

Review: I love the glasses- they work great for my IFR training and fit comfortably!!
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Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Comfortable & Functional
by Ted from Eugene, Oregon USA 

Pros: Comfortable, functional, reasonably priced
Cons: The plastic bag/case that comes with them stinks to high heaven (like plastic)
Review: I like the Blockalls very much. They are asymmetric--they block out more of the left eye than the right eye to restrict your vision out the left window, and that takes a little getting used to, but all in all this is a really good product. Easy on, easy off, they work fine with my headset and they work as well as a hood.
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Thursday, May 06, 2010
Pretty convenient IFR hood
by Nick from Anaheim CA USA 

Pros: Good elimination of outside visual references (better than normal foggles)
Cons: Not perfect elimination of visual outside references
Review: I already owned the Francis IFR hood, which is great for getting the best simulation of actually being in the clouds. I wanted something that I could put on and take off without having to remove my headset in order to do so. This view limiting device does a pretty good job of eliminating outside visual references. I could still see a little to one side of the instrument panel, so I put some black electrical tape on it and that took care of the problem. I can still see a "little" bit out of the left corner of my eye, but I have above average peripheral vision, so this might not be a concern to some people. Either way, these still eliminate way more of the outside visual references than foggles do. I would buy this product again vs. normal foggles any day.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
Works well
by Patrick from Maumelle AR USA 

Pros: Comfortable for long duration
Cons: None
Review: These foggles have met all of my expectations. They are very comfortable under my sennheiser headphones.
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Monday, February 15, 2010
They block
by corey from la center KY USA 

Review: The ones that I was using at the airport were hard to see out of and with the sun it wasn't any fun.  But with the blockall it was so much better.  The sun didn't bother me and they're really clear to look out of them
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Works Well
by A Customer from Bronx NY USA 

Review: The product worked well, better than others.
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
too much periperhal vision
by Jesse from San Diego CA USA 

Pros: comfort and ease of use versus the traditional hood
Cons: lets in cockpit noise to your headset and too much peripheral vision
Review: It's pretty comfortable to wear, but the thick plastic temple bars providing part of that comfort also let a fair bit of cockpit noise into my headset. My metal sunglasses have thin temple bars and don't do this, so I wish this product had done the same thing. Still, some extra noise didn't ruin it for me, just a minor annoyance. The view limiting stuff in the front is very good sized for keeping your forward vision in the cockpit but it lets in too much peripheral vision for my taste. You're only cheating yourself, as they say :-) So I'm adding a little black tape to the sides to block that out. I gave 3 stars for the noise and peripheral vision issues, but I can tell you that it still beats the crap out wearing those gray hoods! They're far easier to take on/off and they fit in a flight bag, with a strong plastic bag/case to keep the lenses from getting scratched. For these reasons, I would still buy this product it just has room for improvement.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009
Easy On & Off With Headset
by VorGuy from Elk Grove CA USA 

Pros: Easy On & Off With Headset
Cons: Minor - I could see a small portion of the left window
Review: The limitations are good. I put a chart next to the left window to block the little area that I could see. I like how easy it is to take off then put the glasses on easily without taking my headset off. Good device!!!
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
by Julio from Crestview FL USA 
Review: I would buy this product again.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Best option out there.
by Christopher from Clackamas OR USA 

Pros: Comfortable, durable, block almost entire view
Cons: They do break the seal on the ANR, but not more than a normal pair of sunglasses
Review: Great product. They are quite durable and comfortable. I can still "cheat" a little bit out the sides, but immensely less than the foggles that I was borrowing from my instructor before these.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Good product
by Nick from Phoenix AZ USA 

Pros: Easy to store, not cumbersome.
Cons: Can see the ground out of the corner of the viewing area in a C 172.
Review: Comfortable when worn for short periods of time. I haven't used them for more than 15 minutes at a time yet. They do a decent job limiting the view, but I am going to have to put some electric tape on the corners of the viewing area to ensure I can't see the ground out of the corner of the clear part of the lens. I have a black pair, and have no problems with sunlight bleeding through.
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Thursday, August 06, 2009
Simple the best!
by David - CFI from Seattle WA USA 

Pros: Comfort & fit.
Cons: You can't see out side the plane. ;-)
Review: The most comfortable view limiting device I have ever used. Does exactly what it's suppose to do. The only downside is they do not work if you require glasses.
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Saturday, May 09, 2009
Comfortable but not glasses friendly
by Dennis from Rockford MI USA 

Pros: Comfortable and light
Cons: Cannot wear glasses and the blockalls at the same time
Review: I find them to be very comfortable. I have used other view limiting devices and find the blockalls to be the most comfortable. I would definitely recommend to others. The blockalls fit more like regular sunglasses that are converted to a view limiting device. The only drawback would be that you cannot wear glasses with them on.
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Friday, May 08, 2009
Love them!
by Derek from Crystal City MO USA 

Pros: Nothing
Cons: Can see =)
Review: Worth every penny! Stop thinking about buying them and just do it!
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Comfortable
by A Customer from Burbank CA USA 

Pros: Relatively comfortable and lightweight
Cons: Not any better than other view limiters
Review: Comfortable and light weight, compared to other view limiters. Wore for about 1.5 hours and did not bother me too much. Not any better than other view limiters which are made to fit like glasses, although they are indeed a little more stylish and not as bulky.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Good Product
by MICHAEL from BALLWIN MO USA 

Pros: Cool looking, limit view well in a small package
Cons: If you need reading glasses, might not be the way to go
Review: The product met my expectations and understanding of its design, and they defintely look a lot better and take up less space than the usual hoods. However, while they do barely acommodate reading glasses, it is a slightly awkward fit.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
must-have!
by Derek from Tomball TX USA 

Pros: comfortable and good sunlight blocking while allowing unrestricted view of instruments
Cons: need to be flip-ups...
Review: Brilliant! I received a pair of the old "square" type foggles when I started my IFR. I hated them. Uncomfortable and let in too much sunlight during the daytime: blindingly too much! I made myself 2 other pairs during my training to correct these faults. I developed this design (almost exactly!) and then researched for something similar on the net (prior to patenting my design). I found these blockall and knew that they were the perfect view limiting device for me.
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Monday, March 23, 2009
Could of Been Better
by Arya from Gaithersburg MD USA 

Pros: Light, does the job, easy to carry
Cons: Made of cheap material
Review: It does the job great! Its light on my head and easy to carry but I think they could of used something better than a can of spray paint to paint it.
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Monday, March 02, 2009
Great product
by A Customer from Dripping Springs TX USA 

Review: These glasses are extremely comfortable and seem to be of very high quality.
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Previous Customer Questions For Blockalls IFR View Limiting Device:
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On Saturday, December 10, 2016 a customer asked:
Q:
These look great. Are they considered "approved" by the FAA for use on the checkride?
A: The are no specific requirements issued by the FAA for a view limiting device.  So, yes, this is perfectly acceptable for use on your practical exam (checkride).

On Friday, February 13, 2009 a customer asked:
Q:
Can these be worn over prescription eye glasses?
A: These can be worn with smaller prescription glasses, however they are not designed to work with larger glasses.


 
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