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Archive for December, 2010

Bose A20 Review

This year I picked up the Bose A20 Aviation Headset as my early Christmas present.

I took a look at the A20 during AirVenture and thought it was really nice, but I still hadn’t made up my mind between it or the Lightspeed Zulu. I wore the  Zulu on my way out to Oshkosh and thought it was just awesome! The fit was perfect for me and my ipod sounded great. In the end, it came down to the Bose financing offer (0% for one year). So I made the decision to place my order. Soon after, I found that the expected ship date was in 10 to 12 weeks! I was not a happy camper. Then I heard about a recall (causing the delay). I started thinking that I had made a mistake. The next day I searched the internet for financing offers from Lightspeed, and found that if you call them they will offer the same financing plan as Bose.  I had made up my mind to cancel my Bose order. Just than I got a call from my wife, the headset had arrived! Yea, I guess, but would I like it?   Read the rest of this entry »

“Pilot Physiology”

By Matt Kreilein,

Being a scientist, I’m always interested in collecting data random as it may be.

Today I drove to Schenectady NY to fly with my old CFII for some instrument work. I like to make the trip up 1-2 times a year to fly with him and/or to reconnect with old friends from when I worked in Albany. Today, I decided to wear a GPS watch and HR monitor (standard marathoner training gear) just to see if anything happened. I actually meant to do this last night but forgot the HR monitor at home. It would have been interesting to see the spike in my HR when just at wheels up I saw a groundhog run across Rwy 24 at KPNE at the farthest point of where the landing light reaches ahead of you in 0TH. Read the rest of this entry »

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