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Old 04-15-2018, 05:29 AM   #71  
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"tons of different comm panels"??? Not sure I understand what you mean. All the jets (in the same fleet) I have flown at FedEx all have the same comm panel.
I've only seen 2 panels on the 757, the old school one, and the one that automatically activates the oxygen mask comm when you put it on. I've been told there were/are at least 5 different configurations, but perhaps that was just the position of the switches.

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Upgrading to make a hot mic intercom option is unnecessary as you have already said. The a/c aren't that loud. Plus, I really don't feel like showing up for a flight and either have a Captain decide we have to be hot mic for the whole trip or listen to my FO whine about not being able to wear his giant green ear muffs and whisper the checklist like he used to in a previous life.

I mean we already have to worry about gesture bullying, why add something else to the mix.
No whisper-bullying from me! Those green ear muffs were terrible! I suppose I should just be glad to trade hours of head compression for normal voice conversations.
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:08 AM   #72  
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The company ANR headsets never cut it for me. Every controller sounds like Charlie Brown's teacher. They are powered by the ships circuit instead of batteries.
Yep. Tried out the company ANR on my last few 757 flights. Charlie Brown's teacher for sure, even domestic controllers. It still worked in the one ear-off configuration for hearing the other guy, but not as good a headset as I had hoped. Not worth having to unplug the normal company headset and then plug the ANR one in.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:45 AM   #73  
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Yep. Tried out the company ANR on my last few 757 flights. Charlie Brown's teacher for sure, even domestic controllers. It still worked in the one ear-off configuration for hearing the other guy, but not as good a headset as I had hoped. Not worth having to unplug the normal company headset and then plug the ANR one in.
Isn't the "normal company headset" the ANR ones?
Dang, you guys are picky - unless the company ANR just doesn't play nicely with the 757 electrical system or something. Are you sure you have them turned on and the H/L set to H?

They work fine on the 777....and the MD-11..... and the MD-10.
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Isn't the "normal company headset" the ANR ones?
Dang, you guys are picky - unless the company ANR just doesn't play nicely with the 757 electrical system or something. Are you sure you have them turned on and the H/L set to H?

They work fine on the 777....and the MD-11..... and the MD-10.
Two non-ANR Telex headsets are usually plugged in and one ANR is sitting in the cubby with the logbook. High may help but the audio just sounds muffled. Since it’s aircraft-powered that may be why.
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Old 04-27-2018, 12:25 PM   #75  
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Bose 20 Aviation headset. I had a Bose 10 for years, loved it. Upgraded to the 20 to have Bluetooth and it’s lighter. Great for deadheading or jumpseating to minimize those “Once again...” briefs.
As far as it goes when working, I only cover my outboard ear, so I can hear the other guy with the inboard ear, because we seem to “brief the window.” And when at cruise, I use the speaker and hand microphone. It is a comfortable headset, very quiet and the audio is perfect. Or you can use the Petri dish that the company provides and hope your Sanicom can do something more than a baby wipe.
You can usually get about a 10% discount direct from Bose with military or airline discount.
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I just tried the Bose ProFlight aviation headset on a FedEx 767. Superb! There were no issues with the tap control feature, and I found a good balance for hearing radios and the other guy. I left the noise cancelling on medium and selectively activated the tap control when needed.

After watching several detailed YouTube reviews, I was concerned about tap control activating on the ground and/or at V1, but had no such issues with the headset.

Audio quality was excellent. As an in-ear headset, it was great. The ear-tips do not go as deep into the ear-canal as the Clarity Aloft, which I regard as the best I've ever heard. Still, I would definitely recommend the Bose ProFlight as it is a beefier headset. I loved the sound of the Clarity Aloft, but I could not get comfortable with the position of the thin wires behind my head. It would pull at my hair, and I could never quite get it to stay put.

Even though the Bose has a large control unit, I was able to hang it on the foot/shoulder heater switches and clip the wires down where it didn't move on my head. I only wore it for 2 hours, so I have yet to experience it on longer flights as of yet.
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I just tried the Bose ProFlight aviation headset on a FedEx 767. Superb! There were no issues with the tap control feature, and I found a good balance for hearing radios and the other guy. I left the noise cancelling on medium and selectively activated the tap control when needed.

After watching several detailed YouTube reviews, I was concerned about tap control activating on the ground and/or at V1, but had no such issues with the headset.

Audio quality was excellent. As an in-ear headset, it was great. The ear-tips do not go as deep into the ear-canal as the Clarity Aloft, which I regard as the best I've ever heard. Still, I would definitely recommend the Bose ProFlight as it is a beefier headset. I loved the sound of the Clarity Aloft, but I could not get comfortable with the position of the thin wires behind my head. It would pull at my hair, and I could never quite get it to stay put.

Even though the Bose has a large control unit, I was able to hang it on the foot/shoulder heater switches and clip the wires down where it didn't move on my head. I only wore it for 2 hours, so I have yet to experience it on longer flights as of yet.
I have been using mine on the 767 for about six months. I keep the noise canceling on high and have no problem with inter flight deck communication. I hated the tap to talk through as the headset becomes too loud for me. I clip the comm wire to my epaulet with enough cord for my head to move around. No issues with comfort on long Newark - LA legs.
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I'll say this here, because it is as good a place as any.

For those of you who bring your personal headsets, please have the courtesy to plug in the company headset when you are finished.

Leaving the company headset wrapped up on the Grimes light just out of reach is particularly annoying.
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I have been using mine on the 767 for about six months. I keep the noise canceling on high and have no problem with inter flight deck communication. I hated the tap to talk through as the headset becomes too loud for me. I clip the comm wire to my epaulet with enough cord for my head to move around. No issues with comfort on long Newark - LA legs.
Thanks for the info on how these work. I have been interested in them but want something I can use for GA flying as well. I have a pair of DC pro-X's. I really like them but since we always have to fly with an ear uncovered to hear the guy mumble next to you I just stopped carrying them.

Why cant we just get hot mics for ops below 18000. If people prefer the old I want to go deaf routine they can do what they do now and flip the switch to off. I think I have used the mic trigger on 2 flights in my time here and had 1 captain do the (company not recommended) rubber band. I admit it was nice not having to yell the entire flight. and be able to hear the person when they mumbled towards the other window for flaps and gear. I realize I am preaching to the choir here but safety in the form of clear crew communication is only required when it does not cost money to make happen.
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As part of the "if I am going to fly in the middle of the night for 2 legs try to make it not suck.." plan I have adopted using my GA Bose A20. If the FO is a reader, its perfect. The reduction in noise does IMHO reduce the fatigue a bit and makes the trip nicer, along with the health benefit of not sharing a microphone with the last dozen pilots to fly the jet. It also helps me understand the controllers a bit better, which can be a challenge at times in Asia.

I don't like the difficulty in comm, however, so I pull the inside ear off during group ops and climb. That sort of defeats some of the purpose. If my FO wants to chat, and I enjoy a good chat at cruise as much as anyone, the headset then becomes a bit of a liability. I don't want to say "shut up" with my body language...if you wanna chat let's talk. If you are quiet, however, I just like the peace the headset provides.

I'm still experimenting. I hate to say "let's go hot mike" for the flight as I know most FOs here haven't had to do that. Maybe I can offer it as an option, but I don't want to dictate a brand new habit to a guy who having to work to just stay awake and do the job safely. I always hated the "...oh...and just ONE more little thing I like that's non-standard..." captains when I was an FO, and sure don't want to be that guy. I'm watching this thread for ideas and techniques...
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