Adding or upgrading an intercom/audio panel can make flying more pleasant, but check the wiring first!
Over the last 20 years or so, there has been a revolution in general aviation (GA) audio, with noise-cancelling headsets and stereo entertainment systems that bring studio-quality music to pilots and passengers.
Great weather, a stunning line-up of aircraft never seen before at Wittman Field and the hunger to be part of the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration powered EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 to a record-breaking year, continuing its recent upward trajectory.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a Safety Alert to pilots emphasizing the importance of not forgetting about an old-fashioned, low-tech approach to maintaining separation from other aircraft, even while adopting advanced technology throughout the cockpit.
What the NTSB says you need to do after aircraft maintenance
The NTSB might have had in mind the situation I faced when it issued a new Safety Alert notifying pilots of the importance of performing thorough preflight checks when flying an aircraft for the first time after maintenance.