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Pilot Headsets In Dc9-14?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:38 am

To my knowledge, the Md80 is considered to have a very quiet flightdeck, and the need for headsets are almost non existent. (atleast with SAS)
Since the Dc9 shares the same design, I would guess that was the case for this great aircraft to.

Bu to day I came a cross a NW Dc9-14 flightdeck picture.


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As you can se, a headset (to me it looks like a David Clark) is provided. From my experience this headset is far bigger, heavyer, and more noisecancelling, than the smal modern "phone" headsets.

Any reasons why they use that headset in the Dc9-14. Is it used in other Dc9 too?

My best guess must be the -14 beeing shorter and thus more noisy up front.

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RE: Pilot Headsets In Dc9-14?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 4:16 am

I don't see any wires on that "headset" therefore I believe it just to be ear protection used during the walkaround.

Never flew a -14 but I have quite a bit of time in the DC-9-15. (and can't tell the difference between them) I thought the flight deck was very quiet with the loudest noise being the coffee maker in the galley behind the copilot. Jumpseaters asked about that all the time.

Oh, and outside, on the walkaround it is quite noisy!
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RE: Pilot Headsets In Dc9-14?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:55 am

I'll second Slam on this one. Those are simply headphones worn for hearing protection. I've never seen a David Clark headset that didn't have the wires coming out of the bottom.
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RE: Pilot Headsets In Dc9-14?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:04 pm

Thanks.

That do make sense, and I sholud probably have looked a little closer on the picture, and discovered the lack of wires

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RE: Pilot Headsets In Dc9-14?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:48 pm


Called Ear Protectors/Defenders.
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RE: Pilot Headsets In Dc9-14?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:58 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
Called Ear Protectors/Defenders.

And wearing them makes you look like Mickey Mouse.
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RE: Pilot Headsets In Dc9-14?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:56 pm



Quoting SlamClick (Reply 5):
And wearing them makes you look like Mickey Mouse.

Not if you use the Plugs. Then you remain "tired Guy in Mx" look.  Smile
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