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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.

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.

Question of the Month

Article | May 12, 2014

Help With Choosing a Headset

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.

ForeFlight introduces runway incursion avoidance feature

Article | Aug 29, 2012

Electronic flight bag software maker ForeFlight recently introduced a runway incursion avoidance feature as part of its expanding package of Advisor features.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2012

Sailing in with a splash Luxury LSA promises access to land, water, snow A $394,000 amphibious tailwheel airplane from France named Akoya that draws design inspiration from the world of high-speed sailing is preparing to make a splash in the United States. The cost of the light sport aircraft (LSA) includes training and a three-year maintenance and aircraft warranty.

Charities nominated for lift from Lightspeed

Article | Mar 28, 2012

Lightspeed Aviation Foundation, the charitable arm of the popular headset manufacturer of the same name, has announced this year's 20 finalists eligible for grants from the company.

Pilot Products:

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2011

Sennheiser S1 Capitalists rejoice! More competition is among us. Sennheiser introduces a new headset this month: the top-end S1.

Pilot Products: New Zulu for you

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2011

Lightspeed Zulu Who: Lightspeed ZuluWhat: High quality ANR headsetWhere: www.lightspeedaviation.comWhy: It's one of the top headsets on the marketCost: $900 Pros: Excellent headset on all fronts Great customer service Trade-up program makes it within reach Cons: Good headsets like Zulu are pricey Fans of Lightspeed’s Zulu headset have another reason to spend money—there’s a new Zulu. The new model has an updated look with a more angular ear cup and redesigned ear seals.

Pilot Briefing

Article | Oct 01, 2010

Weekly show, The Aviators, begins The Aviators was a hit at the PBS Annual Meeting held in May in Austin, Texas, and is expected to air on many of the 356 Public Broadcasting Stations across the United States starting this fall. Check your local listings to see if your PBS station is carrying the show.

Pilot Products: Seen at Sun 'n Fun

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2010

Sun ’n Fun is the year’s first major airshow, and it allows pilots and aviation enthusiasts to see, touch, and experience the latest and greatest products manufacturers have been working on over the winter. This year the focus was again on new airplanes, instrument panels, and the like, but there were a few new and fun products throughout the hangars that should appeal to most pilots and aircraft owners.

You can dress it up and take it out

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2010

Airplanes, like motorcycles, cars, and pretty much anything else with an engine, often serve niche roles. For most of us the perfect airplane probably doesn’t exist.