michigander
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon May 13, 2013 11:15 pm

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?
 
cba
Posts: 4228
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2000 2:02 pm

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.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos