Month: October 2013

The Universal Headset

Headsets are the Rodney Dangerfield of aviation. They get no respect — at least, not until an otherwise pleasant flight is ruined by a throbbing headache brought on by the weight and clamping force exerted by a cheap, beat-up, or poor-fitting unit. I’m fortunate to fly a wide variety of aircraft on a regular basis—it’s one of the things that keeps aviation fresh and exciting—but unfortunately, it also means a big pile of equipment, especially where headsets are concerned. Wouldn’t it be great if there was just one headset that worked perfectly in every airplane? Read more →

Vintage Flying

Do you ever get the feeling that you were born in the wrong era? I do. It’s ironic because I have a natural affinity for computerized devices and other high-tech elements. Nevertheless, they don’t hold a candle to the mechanical brilliance and timeless design ethos of vintage aircraft like this 1928 Travel Air biplane. Read more →


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