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I-pod use on the flight deck

Skyline

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I was told that there is a way to use blue tooth technology, an I-pod and a Bose headset so that you can wirelessly listen to music, downloaded talk radio or whatever. I hear that it is becoming common in the regionals these days. What a good idea. You can keep the I-pod in your bag and easily reach down to change songs and no one will be the wiser. I have never seen one and don't know how it all would go together but I hear it's easy. Has anyone done this?

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Gameboy

Do ya think there could be a way to use the MFD as a screen for gameboy?

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Skyline said:
Do ya think there could be a way to use the MFD as a screen for gameboy?

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Hmm....how about a HUD in a Gulfstream....hmm...

:rolleyes:
 

Wankel7

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I think that is a great idea...

However , the covert operation is not such a good idea. I think if you are going to listen to music in the cockpit the other guy you are working with should know what you are doing.

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when i was flying single pilot charter in mass, i never did a flight without my ipod. twin cessna, so i had to use a real headset. just put my apple buds in my ears and put the headset over them. couldn't even feel them.

i did it on every leg and no one ever said a word. i would do it with pax in the right seat. no one cared.

it was great for shooting 1800RVR approaches into nantucket. crank some linkin park and go to work.

i've used it a couple times in the hawker. the guys i fly with don't care. just one bud in for long trips.

i think the only people who will care are the old guys.

'i never flew with an ipod. you can't either'

they're just jealous
 

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starvingcfi said:
when i was flying single pilot charter in mass, i never did a flight without my ipod.

same here, i've had alot of equipment break but the one time i considered turning around was when i remembered my ipod was still on the charger in the car.
i haven't heard about the bose using bluetooth, but that sounds pretty sweet. i've got the lightspeed 3g with the ipod/cell adapter, works good and sound quality is good.
 

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Long Boring hours

I think it would be a great way to help pass the long hours of boredom.

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This may sound dumb but how do you make sure you don't miss an ATC call, especially if you put the buds between your ears and headset?
 

semperfido

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starvingcfi said:
when i was flying single pilot charter in mass, i never did a flight without my ipod.
i think the only people who will care are the old guys.

they're just jealous

yeah right--what it says under your username fits you to a tee :)
 

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Pugh said:
This may sound dumb but how do you make sure you don't miss an ATC call, especially if you put the buds between your ears and headset?
turn the radio volume up louder than the ipod. if you've got the headset adapter it will mute the music whenever the radio is active, but if it's busy you'll never get to hear the music.
 

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Pugh said:
This may sound dumb but how do you make sure you don't miss an ATC call, especially if you put the buds between your ears and headset?

If its important they will call back.

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Skyline said:
If its important they will call back.
Skyline

If its a particularily good song, just ask them to leave a message with their name and frequency, you'll get right back to them.
 

starvingcfi

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yeah. you don't have the music so loud you can't hear the radio. still got a job to do.

thanks fido. hurts my feelings. no. really.
 

Tram

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I'm an Iriver guy myself. ;)
 

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I prefer my cassette walkman on a kneeboard while I'm flying my "borrowed" F-16.

I'd like to give a shout-out to my dawg Chappy Sinclaire...
 

starvingcfi

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lol. as bad as they were, they were still AWESOME movies. you gotta admit.

my favorite was the c-150 racing the dirtbike. the 150 BARELY won.

lol
 

FastCargo

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yzf6 said:
turn the radio volume up louder than the ipod. if you've got the headset adapter it will mute the music whenever the radio is active, but if it's busy you'll never get to hear the music.

Actually, this method works pretty good. Being an S/O in a DC-10 means there is a LOT of time where not much is going on, so I usually on longer flights have the laptop out and running a game. I still have to keep a listen on Guard, so I do exactly what is specified above...have the earbuds in with the headphones over em. Works great! Plan to do the same thing with a PSP once I'm an F/O...:).

I'd be a little leery of using Bluetooth though. Yea, yea, the frequencies shouldn't be a problem with interference, the transmission power is low, yada yada yada. I've seen too many signal side effects with other hardware and cell phones (which supposedly don't interfere with A/C navigation either) to make me leery of any transmission tech not specified for the A/C.

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Well, in our last ops manual revision, our company officially banned all types of 'electronic monitoring' in the cockpit. They even went so far as to ban the time-honored use of the ADF as an audio entertainment device, too!!

I'm sorry, but in this day and age where QOL and pay is going down the $hitter, I'll still tune around for the Opry and my right wing radio ;) All this because a few tools can't manage to walk and chew gum at the same time!
 
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