(a) Nonprecipitation conditions. For nonprecipitation
conditions, the following apply:
(1) Each pilot compartment must be arranged to give the pilots a
sufficiently extensive, clear, and undistorted view for safe operation.
(2) Each pilot compartment must be free of glare and reflection that
could interfere with the pilot's view. If certification for night
operation is requested, this must be shown by night flight tests.
(b) Precipitation conditions. For precipitation conditions, the
(1) Each pilot must have a sufficiently extensive view for safe
(i) In heavy rain at forward speeds up to VH; and
(ii) In the most severe icing condition for which certification is
(2) The first pilot must have a window that --
(i) Is openable under the conditions prescribed in paragraph (b)(1) of
this section; and
(ii) Provides the view prescribed in that paragraph.