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ATRCAPT

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Hi all,

I'm stepping up from a turbo-prop to long haul air cargo (Gemini MD11). I was wondering what you guys use for headsets. I'm assuming that my Dave Clark will be overkill! I found a thread that mentioned some other things to carry, but I didn't find anything about headsets. ANY info will be appreciated.
 

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Congrats! Try Telex 5x5 pro with custom molded earpiece. I think Plantronics make a very similar unit for less $. Best of luck in the new job!
 

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I use an ANR from Sennheiser, since the B747 front end is pretty loud the noise reduction was worth the money. I don't think the MD11 is as loud up front so I would wait and see what the Gemini folks are using. And yes the Dave/Clarks would be overkill. Mine has not left the house since I quite flying Metro IIA's.

Congrats on your new position.
 

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In the DC 10 we use Telex's, and take them off at 18k. Its extraordinarily quiet. If anything the MD is even more quiet.

You might want to check if your company provides headsets before you buy one.
 

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Lucky fags don't have to wear headsets, jeez, fly a real airplane will you?????
 

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capt_zman said:
Lucky fags don't have to wear headsets, jeez, fly a real airplane will you?????

I'm looking for an earlier training date. Can I send yet another Email?
 

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ATRCAPT said:
Hi all,

I'm stepping up from a turbo-prop to long haul air cargo (Gemini MD11). I was wondering what you guys use for headsets. I'm assuming that my Dave Clark will be overkill! I found a thread that mentioned some other things to carry, but I didn't find anything about headsets. ANY info will be appreciated.


I use the telex 750. I used it at my previous job. Didn't want to buy another headset. Some guys use the single side headset, some don't. Some use the noise canceling variety. I have seen all kinds. No one wears the DCs. I think you will be surprised how quiet the electric jet is.

Just ask when you are indoc........

Welcome aboard.........
 

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T-Gates said:
YOUR GONNA HAVE TO SPEAK UP! THE 727 IS VERY LOUD!

Once you lose 50% of your hearing, the cockpit noise won't bother you anymore.
 

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Once you lose 50% of your hearing, the cockpit noise won't bother you anymore.
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Maybe that's way may Sennheiser works so well!!!
 

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400drvr said:
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Maybe that's way may Sennheiser works so well!!!

Too little...too late...
 

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psysicx said:
Whats wrong with DC's in a jet? Thats all the mil uses.


David Clarks in a MD-11 would be an over kill, the Telex units will work great for ya. Now maybe in an EMB-145, CL-600, or a B-727, but not a MD-11.


It is just not socially accepted to wear your David Clarks once you get into a wide body. It is just not cool!!! Might as well slip into your flight suit and put on a helmet.


 

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mecfii said:
It is just not socially accepted to wear your David Clarks once you get into a wide body. It is just not cool!!! Might as well slip into your flight suit and put on a helmet.

That's what I figured. Next thing ya know you're cruising for chicks in your uniform.
 

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The company supplies the headsets in the 11, us DC-10 folks however have to supply our own.
 

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You can probably take one of those clunky ones out of an old F. You should also bring along a pee bottle and a garbage can just for old times. That will help you to remember your roots.

Lucky ba$tards
 

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mecfii said:
David Clarks in a MD-11 would be an over kill, the Telex units will work great for ya. Now maybe in an EMB-145, CL-600, or a B-727, but not a MD-11.


It is just not socially accepted to wear your David Clarks once you get into a wide body. It is just not cool!!! Might as well slip into your flight suit and put on a helmet.

No, there are not needed in the CL-600 types... the cheapies just won't go to ebay and buy a nice telex....
 

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As I recall mister U, the MD-11 crews a GAC have a ride that's already pimped (with headsets). They gots bunks, lavs, ovens....even coffee urinals!

When you cross the Pacific to Soul....(I know I spelt it rong!) You gots some great chow for crew meals. If you're a jogger, hop on up to the roof of the H-inn in S. Korea for the shortests track you have ever seen in your life (no joke, if you put 6 chairs on the inside, you got yourself the set-up for some serious musical chair competition).

Call me for some info....I still gots my MD junk (quick ref/FMS/limits/etc)

Congrats, man.

BTW - you know it was my LOR that got you hired! That amounts to a six-pack of my choice. You have my number........call it.
 
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ATRCAPT

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Six pack? We'll hook up and I'll get us both get sauced!

BTW, I meant that in a totally heterosexual way.
 
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