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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The availability thing is an issue. If I could walk into the airfield shop and have someone fit me for a helmet, I'd be much more likely to do it - regardless of cost. I don't particularly want to have to buy one over the internet that may or may not fit properly and may or may not work in the R22.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jen wrote:
The availability thing is an issue. If I could walk into the airfield shop and have someone fit me for a helmet, I'd be much more likely to do it - regardless of cost. I don't particularly want to have to buy one over the internet that may or may not fit properly and may or may not work in the R22.


Hit the nail on the head Jen. You can't just walk into a shop and compare it to a headset and know it fits you and know it will work.

I know you can get adapters but still the fitting thing is huge.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:24 pm    Post subject: helmets Reply with quote

Only used one in the military, but not now.
Headsets all the way.
Short and simple.

Jen,
I know many here advocate the helmet, but I don't see the need.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just counted the number of protective helmets I own.... Shocked

3 Motorbike
1 Builders hardhat
1 Ambulance RTA hard hat
2 Balistic Helmets
1 Mine Clearance Helmet
1 Horse riding
1 Bicycle

One more won't hurt I suppose Smile

http://www.headsetservices.com/melaviationgroup/downloads/alpa_eagle_helmet.pdf
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:29 pm    Post subject: Helmets Reply with quote

Not saying that a helmet is not needed for some applications, just not for my helicopter flights.

I have one for motorcycles,
one for bikes,
one when I flew in combat zone,
one I wear when I talk to my ex-wife.... (classifies as combat zone Laughing )

To each their own.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got one for horse riding and one for rollerblading. Both arguably more dangerous than flying Laughing I just don't talk to my ex-husband. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:45 pm    Post subject: helmets Reply with quote

Hey Jen,

Maybe we can hook up your ex husband with my ex wife and they can meet head on. Laughing

Fly helicopters! It's more fun.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By all means. I'm sure they'll be perfect for each other!

My only consolation is that he remortagaged the house to buy me out, so as his interest payments go up, I'm blowing all the money on flying. It just seems all so appropriate somehow...
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