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Helmets - Should you? and Which?

Old 24th Jan 2019, 20:33
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If you plan on any DOI/USFS flying you might want to check out the new Interagency ALSE Handbook. If it ain't a Gentex, it ain't ok, after 2020.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 21:40
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Lift Aviation AV-1 KOR "Shroud" Helmet

For many years I have used the Gallet 050 as it's lightweight and small shell size(External Load Ops) is preferred rather than some of the larger helmets that are available.

I have been researching the Lift Aviation AV-1 KOR Shroud as a possible replacement. Anyone on this forum have any first hand experience with this helmet? .

https://liftaviationusa.com/collections/helmets​​​​​​

The "Shroud" version I presume allows you to retract the visor when not in use(I've not had this confirmed yet as information is limited). Otherwise your visor would quickly became scratched with day to day utility ops.

Any information or opinions appreciated.

Regards.

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Old 4th Mar 2019, 15:31
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Originally Posted by casper64 View Post
Hi, What ANR system did you use? I have very good experiences with Lightspeed Zulu mod...

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I used a "Headsets"-kit from headsets.inc

If you fly open door and the Zulu works - probably the software is a "little more advanced" by now! I installed the kit some 15 years ago...

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Old 5th Mar 2019, 01:55
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ANR will still lead to damage hearing, CEP users are better off. Wire free CEP is now a thing from Gentex (who own Alpha Eagle, having bought out the UK company) and looks very promising. A properly sized and fitted Eagle or 900 (if NVGing) with wire free CEP would be an excellent choice, also itís Interesting to note that French Army pilots now use Alpha helmets rather than Gallet.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 17:07
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Originally Posted by Paul Cantrell View Post
Interesting. I've had problems with my Lightspeed Zulu-2 headset masking the low RPM horn in some Robinson aircraft. I called Robinson technical support and asked that they start piping it into the intercom and they politely refused.

Then, in September I brought it up during the R66 course and Tim Tucker said "we tested the David Clark and the Bose and it wasn't a problem and it would add weight so we won't do it". I said it was a problem with my Lightspeed but they basically seem to feel that since nobody has died yet from not hearing the low RPM horn they don't need to address it (and of course if there is a fatal you probably won't know that the pilot couldn't hear the horn, just that for some reason he never lowered the collective).
Well, Robinson is offering it now. On all new machines give low RRPM warning through headset only. No more buzzer. Working headset is now a pre-start checklist item.

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