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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 4283 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3486 times:

I was wondering where the microphone for the CVR is located in a cockpit.
Is it a feed from the pilots headsets or something remotely located within the cockpit.
From tapes it appears to pick up all surrounding sounds. TIA

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User currently offlineyeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

737NG voice recorder gets inputs from the Capt's mic/headphone, F/O's mic/headphone, First observers mic/headphone and an area mic on the voice recorder panel located on the P5 overhead panel.

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22865 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

There's generally a microphone that captures ambient noise (so you can hear things like switches being flipped, handles being moved, etc.) and then the headsets and microphones get recorded as well. But things will vary based on the type of airplane and the type of recorder.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

Apart from the channel per Crew member & observer,there would be a channel connected to the area mike normally located in the overhead panel,that picks up Audio within the Flight deck.

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