By Gary Flick
July 29, 2013 - At an AirVenture press conference Monday morning, Lightspeed announced the production of its new Zulu PFX headset.
PFX stands for Personal Flying Experience, and the headset boasts a number of technological advances in noise cancellation.
"Zulu PFX is the result of over two years of development and we are excited about the improvements," Lightspeed President Allan Schrader said. "We look forward to sharing this with all of the attendees here at AirVenture this week."
The PFX aspect of the headset focuses on new innovations that allow it to adapt to the user and the cockpit environment.
Acoustic response mapping measures the user's ear size and shape and adapts to each pilot, ensuring the most direct auditory path.
The core of the headset is made of Kevlar, ensuring flexibility and strength, and the headset can be programmed with other personal preferences via Lightspeed's FlightLink app for the iPad and iPhone.
The Zulu PFX and an entire product guide from Lightspeed can be seen throughout the week at Booth 259.