Thanks again for the recommendation on the headset. As I mentioned before, the goal is to start in January, so I am putting together the supplies I will need for ATP. I am going to go with the Bose, as an investment, knowing that I can always turn off the noise cancelling feature to get more of a feel for the aircraft.
Along those lines, what flashlight would you recommend?
Flashlights seem like less of an investment, since they are smaller, and can easily be lost/replaced. But I would still like to get a good one, and was hoping for some recommendations. I see that ATP recommends Mag and Smith and Wesson.
With the need for a red light to preserve night vision, it seems it would be better to have a flashlight that has both red and white LEDs as opposed to having to switch a red lens onto the light; and that it would be a good idea to get one with a separate button for the red LED so as to not need to cycle through to find red.
Rechargeable or not seems to be another question. Seems that having the ability to just change batteries, and carrying spare AA with you, would be better than relying on the need to recharge each day; even if recharging would save money on batteries in the long run.
As always, a very big thank you for all of your help. Apologies for the long post; I usually try to be more succinct than this.