Originally Posted by CBreezy
I've never gotten sick more in my life than when I used company provided headsets my first two years. And yes I used sanitation wipes.
I never understood using company headsets for 3 reasons. First is, as you point out, they are bacteria and virus infested. Puss sponges. And not just the biological zoo from the last pilot who used it, but also his "girl friend's" collection.
Second is that every profession that is worth anything puts a high value on good tools. From mechanics to dentists. But not pilots, who will use any old crap headset and then complain about how hard it is to understand the controllers.
Third is that it does not take a PhD in Statistics to determine that old pilots can not hear very well. And that is not because of the hotel air-conditioning. This comes back to good tools, which not only help you do your job well but also reduce the risk of physical damage.
Rant over. Until I go back to work and have to keep telling the other guy what ATC said.