Bose A20 with Bluetooth or No Bluetooth

Foggles. Take up much less room in my flight case and much easier to cheat :wink:

Adam

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I have the Bluetooth Bose A20 and if you want to have your headset batteries die really fast turn on the Bluetooth to sync and play music. Tried it once when I was building my hours up to meet ATP minimums and I’ll never do it again. Glad I had a spare set of batteries in my bag.

I’m planning to buy the Bose A20…I’m about to start working as a CFI and Christmas is coming up, so that would be a really nice gift for me this year lol.
I was wondering if airlines provide any kind of headset to their pilots or you need to buy your own? Sorry if this is a silly question…

First Pepsi, now foggles. Must be all those gamma rays getting to you.

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Music over the headsets is a really bad idea, it can easily lead to distraction. I would recommend not doing that again.

Chris

Alex,

All commercial airlines provide headsets. The Regionals are generally Dave Clark’s and Majors (due to the quieter cockpits) Telex.

I have my own Telex. Some pilots have less than stellar hygiene.

Adam

Coke is better than Pepsi BUT Diet Pepsi is better than Diet Coke. This is common knowledge.

I’m tellin’ ya, it’s the Twinkies. :rofl:

Do not disparage the Twinkies! :rage:

I am going to put out there that Coke Zero is the clear winner of the diet drink competition.

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Not even close and anyone who makes that statement clearly is not a diet soda aficionado. You see my poor misguided friend, Coke Zero tastes like regular Coke. Now while that may sound like a good thing, it is not.
You see anyone who has consumed diet soda for any period of time has developed a) an affection for the taste of artificial carcinogens and b) an intolerance for the level of sugar found in the non-diet “original” Coke. Hence creating a product that “tastes like the real thing” is not something we diet connoisseurs find desirable nor appreciate.

Stay in your lane Carey. You’re too skinny to have a dog in this fight!

Adam

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You. Are. Welcome. :wink:

There’s even treats for you Airbus folk.

Jeremy,

If and when the time comes, bust out your Bose Quiet Comfort on your first Airbus IOE flight and let me know how that goes. The check airman may ask if you’re a passenger :wink:

Adam

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I can see that!

I tell you what though, the QC35s with the NflightMic is my new plan. I had already settled on buying a pair of Bose A20s when the time came, until I came across the NflightMic on Amazon and the site paired it with the QC35s in the little “package deal” section on the page. I’ll be more than happy to save $471. Thank you VERY much.

Jeremy,

I’ve always been under the impression that that package was not TSO certified until I did some research the other day. Still not convinced that they are. Do you know?

Tory

So I have an answer, but another question first. Do headsets used by ATP students need to be TSO certified?

Jeremy,

No, they do not. Any headset with the typical GA “dual plugs” will work just fine.

Alright. Thanks Michael.
That being said @Tory , my cousin’s husband has flown for Republic for 19 years (and DOES NOT want to leave btw) and I’ve been talking to him about some stuff. His headset setup is the NflightMic and “a cheap rechargeable pair of Audio Technicas” that is not TSO certified. He said if an FAA inspector comes looking around, he just uses the provided David Clark set in the plane. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Sounds like a plan to me.

Jordan,

I understand that you’re gonna do what you want to do, but know that intentional noncompliance gains no respect from me. There’s a reason why this setup is not TSO’d. I believe when the battery dies the entire headset turns off. That means no audio, no mic. Unlike the UFlyMic setup, the TSO noise cancelling headsets still work without the noise cancellation.

No empirical studies have been done about the relationship between pilot performance and headset choice, but anecdotally I can tell you that I’ve noticed a pattern between the two variables. Without going into detail, I’ve chosen not to model myself after those types of pilots.

Tory

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