It’s a sometimes painful truth of aviation: If you want something done right you need to go to an expert. That goes for finding the right technician for the type of airplane you own, getting flight instruction in backcountry flying or buying life insurance. For pilots seeking life insurance the scenario is a familiar one—you finally realize that the odds...

CQ1 In-Ear Headset: Lightweight, Adjustable

There’s a new lightweight headset in town, one developed by pilots for pilots—specifically, experimental pilots. The CQ1 is an evolutionary step in the development of the ultra-lightweight, in-ear headset that has become popular in...

Is The NTSB Investigating Non-Accidents?

A pilot involved in an aircraft accident must immediately notify the NTSB. By statute, the NTSB is required to investigate all aircraft accidents. No big deal, we learned that in private pilot ground school....

After the Dust Settles: Protecting Yourself

Despite our determination to do better, we pilots are human. Frustratingly, because of that we make mistakes. Fortunately, most of those mistakes damage only our self-image as steely-eyed superior beings although from time to...

Used Headsets: Few Deals On Top ANR’s

Whether it’s your first headset to get the flight training off the ground or a spare set for the back seat of the family airplane, it’s tempting to shop the used headset market for...

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