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  1. Long post... This may be a little late but my experience with ANR in helmet has been successful but with cavets. I have ANR installed in my SPH5. I have had over 2,000 hours flying with ANR in R44, JetRanger and Astar. I installed the unit from Headsets Inc. and it worked great. In the 44 it was brilliant. I could fly for 8 hours a day and noticed that the fatigue was significantly reduced. When I first starting flying it in JetRanger I couldn't believe how quiet it was. Couldn't turn down the intercom low enough. I had an inline drop cord/volume control installed because my clients interc
  2. For all those in the industry who may not have heard. Our dear friend Doug Christie passed away on March 15, 2015. Doug worked at AES with me and many others. He then went on to the MNR in Ontario, National and Helijet. Doug will be mostly remembered, by me, for his infectious desire to enjoy life to the fullest. He was a great artist, photographer, guitarist and pilot. His appreciation for the natural beauty around him was renowned. He will be sorely missed. God speed Doug. Rob
  3. Ah, Opsmobil..... What a sad state of affairs this has become. A once vibrant and great place to work "Airborne" is a tragic shell of its former self. There are derelict helicopters hidden between hangars. Phone calls not answered (just call their main line). Managers who's phones don't work because the phone bill hasn't been paid. Vendors who only allow COD. It has become embarrassing to approach Executive Flight (at any airport) for fuel as they quizzically ask you if you understand that Ops Mobil's account is no good and do you have a "good" credit card to use. At one poi
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