Fighter pilots: headphones on flights?

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  1. g041rf0rc3

    g041rf0rc3 Member

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    Can they listen to music while flying on so far away cross-continental missions?
     
  2. stvblm

    stvblm Member

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    WTF????
     
  3. g041rf0rc3

    g041rf0rc3 Member

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    WTF... why?

    I heard that happens
     
  4. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    g041.... calm down. And quit surfing the internet.

    Go work on your application materials.
     
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  5. haleym

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    You may very well get your posting card revoked soon.
    For general questions like this, you might be better off asking (if you really feel you need an answer) in the "Off Topic" forum. This forum is specifically for questions regarding the Air Force Academy.
     
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  6. buffalo

    buffalo USAFA 2013

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    +1. And if you post in Off Topic, Scout Pilot pilot is much more likely to offer his advice and insight. This does make me wonder, if he listens to music on his sorties. Hmmm.
     
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  7. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    We used to listen to music on HF/SSB radio...Radio Moscow was great with classical music...

    Oh wait...that was during the "Cold War"...

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
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  8. Bullet

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    I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of "patch cords", which would allow us to plug a walkman (look it up on Google. Played something called "cassettes". Later it could be used for "diskmans") into our helmet's comm cord. And like Flieger, we could also listen to HF radio broadcasts in the Vark. Something we also did to pass the time during those 10-hour pond crossings was play Trivial Pursuit between the 8 ship. Had to find a LOT of invent ways to kill time when strapped in that long to a seat.
     
  9. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012

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    I've heard tell of crew chiefs patching audio jacks to ICS cords for long boring flights so everyone can listen to music. Not common and only in certain situations but it's a real thing.
     
  10. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    But the Vark "had" to have a more comfortable seat than the Eagle...
    And with ALL that room...cassette recorder...probably had a Gameboy or two onboard too!

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     

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