Initially we thought we were looking for one view-limiting device that best suited every user.
Sure, pilots who wear prescription glasses must select a view-limiting device that will accommodate them.
If you don't wear prescription glasses, you should at least consider what you'll do if removing a view-limiting device that can't be worn over sunglasses.
Or simply avoid the overglass-type of view-limiting device altogether and stick with the actual hoods.
The FAA calls them view-limiting devices, or VLDs, but we call them hoods.
We evaluated each of these view-limiting devices for their practicality, quality of construction, expected durability and sufficient comfort to wear for some time.
According to this document, you can log lAPs in an aircraft in actual instrument flight conditions, in simulated conditions in an airplane using a view-limiting device
(with a safety pilot), or in certain simulation devices (full flight simulators, flight training devices or aviation training devices).
If he/she is current and qualified to act as pilot-in-command of the airplane you're flying, he or she is also qualified to be a "safety pilot." Put your friend in the right seat to watch for terrain and obstructions, and don your favorite view-limiting device
. Trade off and offer safety pilot services to your friend in return, and learn from the way he or she does things.