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BuzzMuffs help you up your selfie gameBuzzMuffs help you up your selfie game

Just when you might be thinking there are no more ways to personalize your pilot journey, along comes a cool little design called BuzzMuffs.

BuzzMuffs are custom aviation mic muffs that you can personalize with your name, N number, favorite aviation hashtag, or other information. Photo by David Tulis.

BuzzMuffs are custom aviation mic muffs that you can personalize with your name, N number, favorite aviation hashtag, or whatever. You’re limited only by your imagination and the fact that your message has to be nine characters or less.

Emma Carter sells the muffs via the Etsy online site. A contract pilot who lives in Sandpoint, Idaho, and flies a Cessna Citation 7, Carter got the idea from a friend who wanted another way to personalize his aviation gear.

“I called in a friend [with] a T-shirt making business” for ideas on how to produce the mic muffs, Carter said. She uses a Cricut machine to create the saying out of vinyl that is heat-pressed onto the muff. Carter’s mother, Jennifer, does the pressing and shipping; Carter handles paperwork and marketing.

Carter recommends polished aluminum and white as the colors that pop the most in photos and videos. “After that, the neon yellow and the hot pink,” she said. “Everything after that is more subtle, but subtlety has a place.” Her personal favorites are gold and light blue.

Carter launched the line earlier this year and sold quite a few #OSH19 BuzzMuffs to kick off the product.

Pricing for customized BuzzMuffs starts at $9.99, and that includes shipping to the United States. BuzzMuffs fit most LightSpeed, Bose, and David Clark headsets, and you can get them printed for either the left or the right side mic.

Jill W. Tallman

Jill W. Tallman

AOPA Technical Editor
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
Topics: Gear, Headsets

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