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Push To Talk Switches

Sat Aug 19, 2000 4:49 am

I've been a VFR, Single Engine Land pleasure pilot for several years now and am looking into converting from using a hand microphone to headsets. I tend to rent from a variety of clubs and fly many different kinds of planes (all single engine).

I am wondering, how important it would be to purchase a portable push to talk switch. Are their alot of aircraft out there that requires these or are most have them built into the yoke.

I know this is a little bit of an ignorant question, but I've never taken the time to stop and look on each flight.

Basically, is it really worth it to purchase one?
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RE: Push To Talk Switches

Sat Aug 19, 2000 6:36 am

Wrong forum, you should've posted this in the Tech Ops forum.

I think most aircraft come with the push to talk switches built into the yoke. I was on a double engine turbo-prop. I checked out the cockpit, and the pilot pushed a switch on the yoke when he talked.