Posts Tagged ‘Airplanes’

Around the World in Two Weeks

In an odd twist of events, I had a personal trip right before a work trip, and ended up combining the two. It resulted in the following (check-that-off-the-bucket-list) itinerary:

I had, by (mostly) accident, ended up having to fly around the world. The unfortunate thing is that I didn’t get to spend a huge amount of time outside airports I traveled through or the facilities I was working at. I will note that Turkish Airlines and EVA Airlines are quite nice, and reasonably priced. It turns out the flag carriers of small countries are a huge source of pride, and provide excellent service.

Airshow: On planes and weather

I did sound for a doc at an air show last month. It was a good excuse to finally buy a pair of HN-7506 cans. I will admit I’m a fan.

I suppose one could argue that they are overpriced. The component parts are a fairly standard aircraft headset with Sony 7506 drivers, and a coiled driver terminated with a 1/8 inch stereo jack, but Remote Audio has done a fair amount with the baffling and whatnot to ensure that they are a pretty good match to the industry-standard 7506s. Also, they have good customer support, so I’m not going to object.

Other than that, it was a fairly standard run and gun couple days: KMR-81i on the boom, A lectro set (401+400a) for interviews, and an SM-57. Yep, the hammer of the music recording studio. I basically used this as a plant mic, pointed towards the taxiway, or for other very high SPL situations, and a couple dirty ones where I didn’t feel comfortable pointing the -81i. With a constant stream of P-51s and loud radial engines, it did alright.

The noisiest thing of the day was a B-1B, which did a full-power climb over the runway. I turned the monitor pot all the way down for my ears, and tried not to ride the limiters too much. Between the two mics, it ended up sounding alright.