He mentioned that it might help for me to incorpo- rate Optimis- 7 eye drops in with my daily regimen
of Claroxan. I decided to give it a try and have been
very happy with them. Since taking the Optimis- 7 eye
drops my eyes have felt fresher than ever before.
After applying a few drops, I feel instant relief to any
dryness or scratchiness. In addition to removing
dust and small foreign particles from the lens of my
eyes, they seem to be cutting down on the glare I
used to see in the cockpit. Also, I was reading that
the ingredients in Optimis- 7 might help block the UV
blue light that I encounter at cruising altitude in clear
Thanks for the help,
Matt F. – ABQ
Dear Paci;c Health,
I would like to take the time to thank you for your
Optimis- 7 eye drops. They have helped me tremen-
dously. I have been taking Claroxan – the tablets for
natural vision improvement – for a good while and
;nally decided to order the drops.
I am a cargo pilot for a small ;rm based in Albuquerque. I ;y a Beechcraft Baron 58 on a usual route
around the Southwest four days a week, typically ;ying around time-critical AOG parts, blood, samples
and other things that need to be moved when normal
means aren’t good enough. I usually show up to the
airport around 3 PM for a 4 PM departure. I take a
lot of enjoyment knowing that my company and my
service provide someone with something they need.
In the desert climate that the Southwest is, it is very
dry and dusty. Also, the Sun is incredibly intense.
I try to wear sunglasses, but sometimes I forget
them and you just have to make do. I have noticed
that my eyes are a bit irritated and my vision is not
as good as it could be in the day in, day out druthers
of work life.
The last time I placed an order for Claroxan I was
casually talking with the representative about
the dusty, dry conditions that I face day to day.
Time to Wash Them Away
Optimis7 is designed to quickly lubricate the eyes
and relieve redness, itching, and burning in the
most extreme conditions. One drop of Optimis7
in each eye will provide a temporary boost in long-range vision acuity, lasting up to 8 hours! In addition,
Optimis7 will keep your eyes feeling fresh, while
it protects them from the effects of harsh outdoor
conditions such as wind, dust, and pollen.
To get one, you simply need to fill out FAA
Form 8130-6 (see www.SportAviation.org for a
link to the form). You only need to complete
blocks I, II, and VII of the form. See Figure 4 for
You’ll also need a logbook entry from any A&P
mechanic certifying that the aircraft is in adequate
condition to make the one-time ferry flight safely.
The one at the bottom of Figure 1 is a good example of such a logbook entry.
Your decision to flunk your annual
solves his problem as well as yours, so
in all likelihood the IA will be happy to
help you obtain your ferry permit and
get out of Dodge.
Even if the reason you’re requesting the ferry
permit is because you’re deadlocked with an IA
over some disputed airworthiness discrepancy, in
my experience the IA will be more than happy to
provide you with the necessary safe-to-ferry logbook entry. Remember that the IA is just as
anxious to get rid of you and your airplane (and
get paid for his work) as you are to get your aircraft out of his shop and moved to another shop.
Your decision to flunk your annual solves his problem as well as yours, so in all likelihood the IA will
be happy to help you obtain your ferry permit and
get out of Dodge.
Simply fax your completed Form 8130-6 plus a
copy of the A&P’s logbook entry to the local FSDO,
and then follow up with a telephone call to the airworthiness inspector on duty at the time. In most
cases, the FSDO will fax you back your special
flight permit the same day. See Figure 5 for an
example. Be sure to carry the permit in the airplane when you make the ferry flight. That’s all
there is to it.
Mike Busch, EAA 740170, was the 2008 National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year and has been a pilot for 44 years,
logging more than 7,000 hours. He’s a CFI and A&P/IA. E-mail him at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike also hosts free monthly online
presentations as part of EAA’s webinar series on the first Wednesday
of each month. For a schedule visit www.EAA.org/webinars.