nels

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  1. Keeping it cold or on ice will help.
  2. Great trip! I will say, you have a hell of a lot of confidence in your plane. Not a whole lot of emergency landing spots that I could see.? Have you thought about flying to Europe? Looks like you have the long range tanks.
  3. My take on the government write up is this and they put it in writing: the most effective form of protection is noise cancelling headsets combined with ear plugs inserted in the ear. I’ve been doing this and totally agree. Sorry RogueOne, I wasn’t trying to quote you but I accidentally hit the quote button and couldn’t get rid of your comment. I tried to erase it but your name just stayed there. I’m not to good at some of this stuff. i will say I think you should try foam plugs under your ANR headsets and see if you actually can hear ATC more clearly. It’s worth a try and certainly can’t hurt.
  4. My take on the government write up is this and they put it in writing: the most effective form of protection is noise cancelling headsets combined with ear plugs inserted in the ear. I’ve been doing this and totally agree.
  5. Check out this government site. It’s pretty clear on what to do to maximize hearing protection when flying. https://www.faa.gov/pilots/safety/pilotsafetybrochures/media/hearing.pdf
  6. Your first sentence leads me to believe my worry may be correct? My brother in law has very expensive digital hearing aids and I am guite certain his hearing has gone down hill substantially since he started using them.
  7. That’s interesting. I’ll need to research that. Not sure if correct though?
  8. I think she knows it already.
  9. This hearing loss debate seems to be more important to the guys that have already lost some hearing than to the ones who have not noticed that their hearing has already diminished. So, to the ones that now realize they have at least a slight hearing problem let me ask a question. My wife has been bugging me to get hearing aids but I don’t want to yet as I seem to be getting by ok. My rationality in holding off on the hearing aids is that they are tuned so we can hear the higher frequencies which help with normal conversations. My question is this...if the hearing aid amplifies the higher frequencies will that eventually kill off what little high frequency capacity we now have?? My brother in law has a hearing problem and last year he got top of the line set of hearing aids which worked fine. However, I’ve noticed that when he does not have them in he really can’t hear worth a damn anymore, so much so that I think he has lost way more of the high frequency capability that he used to have a year ago. I’m wondering if that is a result of the amplification of high frequency? Anybody know if my thinking is in line??
  10. I use A Zulu ANR headset and I was unhappy with it alone. It protects low frequency but not so much on the higher frequencies. Those are the ones to worry about. I started using foam ear plugs with the headset and all seemed fine. I could even understand conversations through the headset better. Ears seem to be ok now after I land and remove all the protection. With just the headset my ears would ring all day. Really worried me.
  11. What all is included in the $7995 price of the GNX375? Is it a full kit for install including tray and antenna etc.?
  12. How was the leg from KTCS to KDVT? It looks like a lot of high terrain for a direct flight. I’ve been considering a flight from Cincinnati tp Phoenix to visit friends but have been hesitant to cross the mountains so figured crossing down around El Paso is a safe choice or maybe west to Winslow and then south. Am I over concerned?
  13. Looks like you’re making lots of memories! Is that wind typical in that area?
  14. Thanks for that info. I almost just messaged you as I figured you would be the guy to respond. Thanks again.
  15. Another question on this: I see a Century III autopilot with altitude hold available on Ebay for 850. It is missing parts but has altitude hold present or at least it looks to be present. Is the Century III the same as the II with the addition of the altitude hold or is this just another pipe dream of mine?