Rugged Air RA200 - Perfect Price. Perfect Performance.
The Rugged Air RA200 is our most affordable General Aviation headset making it a popular choice for student pilots. Clear and reliable communications between crew, passengers, instructors, and ATC are most critical to your flight and Rugged Air's RA200 delivers just that.
With an emphasis on the most basic functions of a headset, the RA200 has clear hear 50mm performance audio speakers, a EM56 noise reflective cup microphone surrounded by a foam wind block mic muff and gold plated plugs. These no frill features offer little distraction allowing student pilots to focus on the flight at hand.
Once you are comfortable in the pilot's seat, you may want to listen to your favorite music using the 3.5mm input jack for iPods and MP3s. Easy to use volume controls allow you to keep your radio volume higher than your music ensuring you never miss an important message.
Foam fit ear seals, stainless steel headband and deep pocket ear canals provide all day comfort making it a great option for a back-up or passenger headsets.
With thousands of Rugged Air's RA200 headsets in the air today, this is a tried and true headset and backed with a 7-Year warranty!
Is this headset Noise Cancelling?
The RA200 headset has passive noise cancellation and will block out 24db of noise.
If you're looking for an active noise reduction headset, try the RA950 or RA980
What powers the the headset’s circuitry? Are batteries needed?
The RA200 headset is powered by the aircraft's internal communication system. It does not required batteries.
Is the audio output mono or stereo? Will that have any hindrance for a student pilot?
The audio output on the RA200 headset is mono. Verbal communications have a higher sound quality using mono whereas music sound quality is better with stereo output. Mono output will not have any hindrance for a student pilot or any other pilot.
If you prefer stereo audio, the RA454 or RA900 are great options that allow you to choose between mono or stereo.
Does this headset turn down the music when the plane's radio emits a signal?
The music function on the RA200 does not auto dim/mute when the radio emits a signal. The 3.5mm AUX port connects straight to the headset speakers and cannot determine when the radio is transmitting. Be sure to keep the radio volume higher than your music so you never miss an important message.
Does the AUX plug work as audio-out? Can you attach a recording device and have the audio feed from headset to recorder?
No, the AUX plug does not support audio out, it is only an input directly to the headset speakers. In order to record flight chatter you will need to determine if your aircraft's internal flight comms have an AUX out port. If this is not readily available, we recommend using the RRP2EX Portable Aviation Intercom.
Will this headset work...in a commercial aircraft jumpseat? In a helicopter? with a David Clark System? For In-car communications? As a computer gaming headset?
The RA200 headset was designed as a general aviation headset to be used with an aircraft’s internal communication system that accommodates dual plugs (also known as PJ plugs). Any aircraft that is compatible with dual plugs will allow for optimal performance of this headset.
With slight modifications or cable adapters, this headset can be used in a variety of scenarios but it is not recommended.