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Dean Siracusa, the founder and inventor of Flying Eyes, has been a pilot for almost 20 years. He flies a rare airplane: a 1966 Meyers 200D.

Because he primarily uses his airplane to fly long distances, Dean has spent a lot of cockpit hours very aware of the way his sunglasses were digging into the sides of his head. He found himself wishing he could find a pair of sunglasses that weren’t so uncomfortable, and that didn’t cause a noise-leaking gap in the ear pads of his headset.

After searching for such a thing and not finding it, Dean spent more than a year experimenting with designs and working with eyewear experts. The end result was a pair of sunglasses that he was confident would be the absolute best sunglasses to wear with an aviation headset.

Following years of research and development, he had a batch of the original Flying Eyes sunglasses produced.

Turns out, Flying Eyes are fantastic for aviation. And also for motorcycles, equestrian, snowboarding, disc golf, aviation ground crews, racing pit crews, and demolition derby. Anything you love to do that needs both eye protection and a helmet or headset.

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