Religious pilots have been relying on angels since the beginning of flight. Now Gibson-Barnes is offering the “Angel” Personal Flight Assistant to all pilots – even the agnostic ones.
Angel is a Bluetooth© enabled, cell phone and music interface for aviation headsets and helmets. The Angel has a multitude of input and output jacks, stopwatches, fuel and approach timers, as well as an integrated E6B flight computer.
Previously, pilots’ headsets or helmets were strictly for communicating with control towers. There was no music or phone integration. Any time a pilot needed to make a phone call it meant taking off the helmet or headset, and trying to hear over the noise of the airplane or helicopter. To use the Angel, the pilot plugs the device into a headset or helmet, then connects the Angel to the aircraft. It also works seamlessly with Gibson-Barnes’ Active Noise Reduction System (ANR), powering it with a built in Lithium battery.
“I fly in a Cessna 172 with it and love it,” says Gibson-Barnes’ Frank Andrijeski, “I don’t have to reach for my phone to call someone anymore, and I can listen to my favorite music during the flight. It makes those long cross country trips go faster.”
“We selected the Angel to offer to our customers because it follows our tradition of being the best product for its purpose,” says Dan Longbrake, Director of Sales for Gibson-Barnes. “Unlike its competitors, the Angel has its own readable LCD screen for accessing its menu system. That means you can operate your phone, music – even talk to other passengers, without taking off your helmet.”
Don’t worry, you won’t miss a call from the Air Traffic Control because you’re rocking out to AC/DC too loud…the system automatically lowers the volume of anything else you are listening too, and gives priority to the Air Traffic Control calls. Cell phone call and text alerts are also heard through the Angel.
The Angel is available in three case colors – blue, green, or black. There is a military impedance version as well as a civilian impedance version. Either version sells for $449 and can be found at Gibson-Barnes.com.