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Lightspeed PFX gets personal

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

With all the recent attention to in-ear and on-ear headsets, Lightspeed has fired back with a cutting edge new over-the-ear model that takes noise attenuation and audio processing to new levels.

Gift guide: Gifts for the digital pilot

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

Pilots are on the forefront when it comes to adapting to the possibilities of the digital age. Like no other group, they’ve shaped smartphones and tablets to serve their specific needs in aviation.

10-step program

Pilot Magazine | Oct 02, 2014

Regular piston engine oil changes are a waste of money—why not just top it off occasionally? And adding all the way to the fill line is crazy, right?

Waypoints: New again

Pilot Magazine | Sep 04, 2014

By the time you read this, some lucky pilot will be contemplating a future flying our Debonair Sweepstakes airplane, the twentieth such sweepstakes airplane we have delivered to a member since 1993.

Lightspeed PFX gets personal

Article | Aug 20, 2014

With all the recent attention to in-the-ear and on-the-ear headsets, Lightspeed has fired back with a cutting edge new over-the-ear model that takes noise attenuation and audio processing to new levels.

Georgia pilot wins travel package to AirVenture

Article | Jul 31, 2014

A Georgia pilot was attending EAA AirVenture after winning a travel package in an aviation headset manufacturer’s random drawing.

Flying Eyes Sunglasses looks to crowd-funding for new product

Article | Jul 09, 2014

Flying Eyes has launched a crowd-funding effort to launch its new sunglasses line.

Topics Gear, Headsets

P&E Frugal Flier: Hard-headed pilots

Pilot Magazine | May 14, 2014

Military aviation helmets are perfectly suited for pointy-nosed jets, but they’ve always been less than ideal in general aviation.

Bose celebrates 25 years in aviation

Article | May 13, 2014

Bose, celebrating 25 years in aviation, credits pilots for putting its headsets on the map.

Briefing: Record-setter

Pilot Magazine | May 13, 2014

Airshow performer Spencer Suderman appears to have set a new world record with an 81-turn, three-minute-plus inverted flat spin in a Pitts S–2B that took him from 23,000 feet to less than 2,000 feet over the California desert.

Question of the Month

Article | May 12, 2014

Help With Choosing a Headset

License to Learn: What’s in a date?

Pilot Magazine | Apr 04, 2014

AOPA has been nothing less than a caped crusader protecting the liberty of everyone who flies.

Dogfight: Flight bags

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Senior Editors Dave Hirschman and Ian Twombly debate the merits of a flight bag—bells, whistles, and a zipper or two.

Lightspeed unveils $500 burger contest

Article | Nov 22, 2013

Aviation headsets manufacturer Lightspeed Aviation has launched a $500 Burger Getaway contest that plays off the pilot-favorite $100 hamburger.

Topics Headsets, Gear

Avionics: David comfort

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

It is not a stretch to say you can forget you are wearing it. That, said David Clark Co. Executive Vice President Richard M. Urella, is both the “highest compliment” received from testers, and the point.

New Lightspeed headset gets personal

Article | Jul 30, 2013

Lightspeed's new Zulu PFX (for Personalized Flying Experience) headset maps the acoustic landscape of pilots' ears to deliver customized active noise reduction that adapts to a user's ear, surroundings, and preferences.

Sound pioneer Amar Bose dies at age 83

Article | Jul 17, 2013

AOPA remembers the man who invented noise-canceling aviation headsets.

Topics Headsets, Gear

Dogfight: Flight bags

Article | Apr 28, 2013

Dogfight: Flight bags Tough, simple, proven By Dave Hirschman The modern flight bag is an over-thought, over-stuffed, and over-priced parody of itself. Trying to use one is like entering a house of mirrors: a semi-comedic and confusing exercise in frustration in which the simple items we look for in flight—batteries, a pack of gum, a note pad—are sure to be hidden in some obscure pocket within a pocket.

New David Clark headset built for comfort

Article | Apr 16, 2013

David Clark Co. plans to start shipping the new DC Pro and DC Pro X headsets in June.

Dogfight: Flight bags

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2013

Dogfight: Flight bags Tough, simple, proven By Dave Hirschman The modern flight bag is an over-thought, over-stuffed, and over-priced parody of itself. Trying to use one is like entering a house of mirrors: a semi-comedic and confusing exercise in frustration in which the simple items we look for in flight—batteries, a pack of gum, a note pad—are sure to be hidden in some obscure pocket within a pocket.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2013

A single-engine aircraft is parked in front of a hangar at Lakeland Municipal Airport in Lakeland, Florida, circa 1937. Lakeland Municipal Airport opened on Lakeland Hills Boulevard in 1935.

David Clark: 70 years of flying under pressure

Article | Jan 24, 2013

Red Bull Stratos jumper Felix Baumgartner, U-2 pilots, and NASA astronauts from John Glenn to Neil Armstrong, among other high fliers, have a tailor in common, and a connection that extends to every general aviation pilot who flies with pale green ear cups.