PPL Private Pilot Licence

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Use this section as a guide for products useful after the student has completed the initial RPL examination and is progressing towards PPL theory exam, cross country navigation flying and PPL flight test.

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PPL/CPL KIT | Aviation Theory Centre

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Kit-box set comprising Aircraft General Knowledge manual, Aerodynamics manual, Meteorology manual, Navigation manual, Aeroplane Operation Performance & Planning manual, Flight Rules & Air Law manual and Human Factors manual.

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USB PPL/CPL KIT | Aviation Theory Centre

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e-dition of the seven-volume PPL/CPL Kit.

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AIRCRAFT GENERAL KNOWLEDGE MANUAL | Aviation Theory Centre

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Details aircraft structure & components, engines, propellers and systems.

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AERODYNAMICS MANUAL | Aviation Theory Centre

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Details the principles of flight and provides an understanding of the behaviour, stability and control of aircraft in flight.

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METEOROLOGY MANUAL | Aviation Theory Centre

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Understanding and interpretation of weather conditions & forecasts and their effect on flight planning is discussed. Colour photographs.

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NAVIGATION MANUAL | Aviation Theory Centre

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Part 1:  Pilot Navigation covers the fundamentals of navigation & time, charts & publications, use of navigation computers and visual navigation procedures.

Part 2:  Radio Navigation Aids introduces NDB, VOR, DME & GPS and discusses navigating in controlled airspace and above cloud.

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NAVIGATION WORKBOOK | Bob Tait’s Aviation Theory School

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This book contains all new explanatory notes and hundreds of drill exercises covering the CASA syllabus items for PPL. You will increase your accuracy and speed in calculating solutions to navigation exercises.

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AIRCRAFT OPERATION, PERFORMANCE AND PLANNING MANUAL | Aviation Theory Centre

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Includes weight & balance calculations, loading & take-off, climb, cruise & landing performance. Detailed flight planning considerations and work book included.

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FLIGHT RULES AND AIR LAW MANUAL | Aviation Theory Centre

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Explains Airspace, Rules of the Air, Procedures, Carriage of Passengers, Cargo, Reporting requirements, Emergencies, Accidents & Incidents. Sample conversion examination for overseas licences included.

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HUMAN FACTORS MANUAL | Aviation Theory Centre

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An introduction to this subject, covering CASA syllabus with practice questions at PPL & CPL level. Includes Airmanship and Threat & Error Management (TEM).

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RPL/PPL STUDY GUIDE VOL 2 | Bob Tait’s Aviation Theory School

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Volume 2 consists of five parts – Aeroplane Operation Performance & Planning, Meteorology, Navigation, Air Law and General Knowledge (CSU’s and Compass Errors). This book is a companion to Bob Tait’s RPL/PPL Vol 1 study guide.

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HUMAN PERFORMANCE & LIMITATIONS MANUAL | Bob Tait’s Aviation Theory School

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This is additional theory to that available in the BAK Manual and includes Threat & Error Management (TEM). Contains some CPL and ATPL theory.

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PPL SAMPLE EXAM SET | D-H Training Systems

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This book contains five PPL sample exams together as a single document. The sample exam workbook is attached to the back of the book.

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VFR (DAY) BOOKLET | CASA

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A training aid used when completing sample PPL & CPL examinations. Includes sample performance & loading charts, sample WACs, navigation and weather forecast information.

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GFD PRIVATE PILOT VIDEO SERIES – DVD | Jeppesen

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Boost your training with the Guided Flight Discovery series Private Pilot Integrated Ground School on three DVDs. A great resource for students and instructors alike. These DVDs contain 10 hours of informative & entertaining video, with state-of –the-art graphics, animation and aerial photography to help the student master complex concepts such as the principles of aircraft systems & performance through to flight maneuvers.

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VISUAL NAVIGATION CHART – for your area | Airservices Australia

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Aeronautical & topographical information at 1:500,000 scale for Visual Flight Rule (VFR) operations around terminal areas. Useful as a transition between the VTC and WAC series charts.

  •  VNC     Melbourne
  • VNC     Sydney/Brisbane
  • VNC     Newcastle
  • VNC     Bundaberg/Rockhampton
  • VNC     Cairns/Townsville
  • VNC     Darwin/Tindal
  • VNC     Perth
  • VNC     Adelaide
  • VNC     Tasmania
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WORLD AERONAUTICAL CHART  (WAC) – for your area | Airservices Australia

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WACs cover the entire country of Australia and give topographical information on a scale of 1:1,000,000 and show aerodromes. 43 charts available separately or in a WACALL pack which includes the Special Island coverage of Christmas Islands, Cocos Islands, Lord Howe Island & Norfolk Island.

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ENROUTE CHART LOW (ERC) – for your area | Airservices Australia

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ERC Low charts are to various scales to show significant air traffic route areas, controlled airspace, prohibited, restricted & danger areas, air routes, air traffic & radio navigation services.

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PLANNING CHART AUSTRALIA (PCA) | Airservices Australia

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Contains meteorological Area Forecast boundaries & locations, communication coverage outside controlled airspace and useful information on abbreviated town names.

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EN ROUTE SUPPLEMENT AUSTRALIA (ERSA) | Airservices Australia

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The ERSA contains essential aeronautical information for both pre-flight & in-flight planning and operations. Includes pictorial representations of all licensed and some unlicensed aerodromes in the Australian Flight Information Region, plus operating hours, operator details, visual ground aids, air traffic services, navaid details, lighting descriptions & more. Four formats available. Revised every three months. Available in four formats.

  • ERSA     Loose Leaf
  • ERSA     Loose Leaf with Runway Distance Supplement (RDS)
  • ERSA     Spiral Bound
  • ERSA     Spiral Bound with Runway Distance Supplement (RDS)
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STANDARD BINDER | Airservices Australia

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This 7-Ring binder is designed to hold the ERSA Loose, plus AIP and DAPs.

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STUDENT CSG NAVIGATION COMPUTER | Jeppesen

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Full function, full size, constructed of rugged plasticized composite material to allow a budget price.

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CSG METAL SLIDE NAVIGATION COMPUTER | Jeppesen

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Heavy-duty metal construction assures long life & high accuracy. Solves low and high speed calculations. Non-glare finish. Complete with instruction manual & carry case.

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E6-B METAL SLIDE COMPUTER COLOUR | ASA

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Introduced in mid-2011, this full-size metal slide navigation computer features colour markings for enhanced usage.

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MICRO E-6B METAL SLIDE COMPUTER | ASA

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This pocket-sized, brushed aluminium E6-B is a full function aviation computer. Popular with miltary pilots , it features a high & low speed wind correction slide, high speed compressibility table & instruction manual. Micro E-6B performs all the standard flight computer functions. 15cm X 9cm.

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E6B CIRCULAR NAVIGATION COMPUTER 15CM DIAM | ASA

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A largest version of the famous circular model. Useful in examinations due to larger presentation of symbols.

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PROTRACTOR NAVIGATION | Aviation Theory Centre

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Traditional square protractor designed for Australian charts.

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PLOTTER ROTATING | Aviation Theory Centre

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Features circular rotating protractor on a scale rule. Can be used with VTC, VNC and WAC charts.

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SCALE RULE | Aviation Theory Centre

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Scale rules can be used with 1:1,000,000 WAC, 1:500,000 VNC and 1:250,000 VTC.

  • 180 NM version
  • 120 NM version
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OPERATIONAL CLIPBOARD | Airservices Australia

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Australian-designed multi-purpose lapboard which contains plastic pockets for charts and storage for rules and protractor. Large well designed clips hold pads & flight plan and useful information is printed on the cover.

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VFR KNEEBOARD KB-1 |ASA

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Strong, lightweight aluminium board with large sturdy clip to hold pads and charts.Wide elastic leg band with Velcro strips to secure this popular VFR kneeboard.

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VFR TRI-FOLD KNEEBOARD | Jeppesen

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A sturdy aluminium board is contained in a tough fabric folder with two pockets each side to store charts/nav computer. When folded and secured with the Velcro strip, the Tri-Fold Kneeboard provides security for your navigation items. Colour Navy.

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IPAD KNEEBOARD KB-IPAD-2 | ASA

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The iPad Kneeboard is a versatile case and kneeboard that helps pilots protect and use their iPad in flight and on the ground.

The elastic strap secures the case to the pilot’s leg for in-flight use. The unique plastic cover keeps the iPad screen safe while maintaining full viewing and complete touch-screen functionality and opens easily to insert or remove your device.

The easel folds to position the iPad at a convenient ‘wedged’ viewing angle; alternately, it can lay flat. The pocket on the back provides space for papers and maps.

Openings are provided for charger and headphone/earbuds.

Made of durable fabric with embossed wings.     Fits iPad, iPad 2 and iPad 3.

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IPAD AIR KNEEBOARD KB-IPAD-AIR | ASA

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Black leatherette with embossed wings. Fits iPad Air & iPad Air 2.

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IPAD MINI 3 KNEEBOARDKB-IPM-3 | ASA

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Black leatherette with embossed wings. Fits iPad Mini 2 & iPad Mini 3.

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F-16 KNEEBOARD  BLACK | Flyboys

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A smaller size kneeboard featuring seven eyelets for securing checklists or plastic checklist pages. includes new flexible plastic clipboard.

Also available is colour – Green, Navy and Tan.

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CHARTMARKER

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Pack containing two large highlighter pens, but with the ability to also erase the highlighted lines on your charts after use.  Inexpensive and very useful.

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PEN PAL PEN/PENCIL HOLDER | Made in England

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“The Best” pen/pencil holder sometimes called Terry Pen Clip. Made of metal with spring-type pen holder in 2-PEN version.

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PILOT’S RULE OF THUM | Flight Time Publishing

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A small size book of 50 pages packed full of pilot’s rules of thumb, easy aviation maths, handy formulae and quick tips. Easy to read, extremely useful and inexpensive.

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THE PROFICIENT PILOT VOL 1 Book by Barry Schiff | ASA

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Written by a pilot with over 27,000 hours in over 300 types of aircraft. An outstanding book covering such diverse topics as slip tips, take-off techniques, crosswind landings, scud running, flying the ILS, emergency tactics and multi-engine flying.

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THE PROFICIENT PILOT VOL 2 Book by Barry Schiff | ASA

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Follows on from prize-winning Vol 1. Includes how to execute & survive a crash landing, hot starts, using ground effect to advantage, gear-up landings, engine fires, ditching and much more.

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DVD PROFICIENT FLYING: THE VERY BEST OF BARRY SCHIFF | DVD ASA

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Barry Schiff brings critical subjects to life in this 3-DVD series with over 4 hours of instruction. His unforgettable presentation style & unique demonstrations help pilots visualize techniques & procedures that can make them safer pilots.

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ROD MACHADO’S PLANE TALK | Book by Rod Machado

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Rod Machado is a professional speaker, educator, humorist and highly experienced pilot with over 8,000 hours. This book is a collection of his most popular published aviation articles from the last fifteen years, covering diverse topics as How to assess & manage aviation risks, Techniques for making better cockpit decisions, New ways to help you cope with temptation, How to use your brain for a change, The truth about flying, anxiety & fear, How to handle first time flyers & anxious passengers and Favourite skills used by good pilots. He will stimulate your aviation brain and tickle your funny bone.

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DEFENSIVE FLYING – DVD | Rod Machado

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Watch with over 300 pilots in this live, entertaining and educational video presentation as Rod Machado discusses how pilots can learn to think defensively. Running time 1 hr 45 min.

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HANDLING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES 2ND ED | Book by Jerry A Eichenberger

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Defuse the emergency before it happens with real-life case studies that illustrate each emergency situation. Prepare for the unexpected and fly confidently and safely. This guide will help. Twelve chapters & 288 pages, including Engine failures, VFR pilot in IFR conditions, Electrical system failure, Control systems emergencies, Icing and more.

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UNDERSTANDING FLYING | Book by Richard L Taylor

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This book will help you avoid guesswork and put you in touch with true professional skills and attitudes. A commonsense practical approach to the basics of safe flying.

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THE ART OF FLYING | Book by Robert N Buck

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The substance of this book is about ‘getting down to basics’. The author has pursued the art of flying for over fifty years from open cockpit to Boeing 747. Learn how to sharpen your flying skills and fine-tune your aeronautical knowledge in many facets of the flight and ultimately be in command.

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FAIR-WEATHER FLYING 2ND EDITION | Book by Richard L Taylor

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This book challenges you to venture outside the narrow channels of training days and get more out of your aeroplane and the time you spend in the air. You will be shown how to approach progressively more demanding situations. Explore keeping the glide path, using VOR, turbulence and a favourite with the author – density altitude and lots more topics on flying techniques.

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IFR FOR VFR PILOTS 2ND EDITION | Book by Richard L Taylor

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In this landmark book, the highly respected author provides VFR pilots with an emergency reserve of basic IFR capability, the bare-boned essentials of instrument flying technique and procedures so urgently needed to cope with and survive an inadvertent encounter with low-visibility IFR conditions. This scenario is the most frequent cause of weather-related aircraft accidents.

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CFIT AWARENESS AND PREVENTION – DVD | Jeppesen

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Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) is the number one threat to the safety of passengers and crew of corporate, regional and large commercial transport aircraft. In 2002, thirty percent of all fatal accidents were CFIT. Preventative measures & techniques are discussed. A thorough understanding of this topic at PPL level is highly encouraged.

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COUNTRY AIRSTRIP GUIDE | FlightAce

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Five separate spiral bound guides are available to cover the Australian region. Each guide contains airstrip diagrams & detailed information about the unlicensed landing areas.

  • Victoria/Tasmania Country Airstrip Guide
  • New South Wales Country Airstrip Guide
  • Queensland Country Airstrip Guide
  • South Australia/Northern Territory Country Airstrip Guide
  • Western Australia Country Airstrip Guide
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SERENGETI EYEWARE

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Whether you’re a globe-trotting photographer, a professional race car driver, an outback pilot, a marine conservationist or simply someone who likes to go and see and do things, Serengeti offers sunglasses engineered to amplify the way you view the world around you.

As the pioneer of Photochromic technology, Serengeti is the industry leader in creating lenses that adapt to an array of environments, thus eliminating eyestrain & providing you with the clearest view possible.

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THE COMPLETE G1000 COURSE  Interactive Software | ASA

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This 4-hour computer-based VISTA Compatible tutorial to flying a G1000-equipped aircraft will help you transition from conventional ‘round dials’ to the technically advanced aircraft glass cockpit environment. Written by Mike Gaffney, Garmin Factory Authorised Flight Instructor  & FAA 2007 National Flight Instructor of the Year.

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MODEL A20 AVIATION ANR HEADSET | Bose

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Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly. The A20 offers Bluetooth communications interface & an auxiliary audio input for your portable GPS, traffic warning system or other audio devices. Made in USA.  5 Year Warranty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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