Aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser has partnered with licensed pilot and motivational speaker Ravi ìthe Raviatorî to bring renewed passion to the General Aviation industry.
Together, Sennheiser and Ravi executed a series of educational and motivational events to explain how the industry can spread the dream of flight and engage the general public. One such event took place at the Eagle Flying Club of Daytona Beach, founded by employees of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. The club enables university employees and their immediate families to actively participate in aviation, and provides students and members with complementary Sennheiser headsets in each training aircraft.
The events, which are hosted by Ravi and supported by Sennheiser, also educate pilots about how to prevent hearing loss while flying. Ravi has a unique perspective. In addition to being a pilot, he is a professional guitarist who played with the hit pop-group Hanson and writes for several music and aviation industry publications, including AOPA Flight Training magazine. This experience allows Ravi to draw specific parallels regarding hearing awareness and conversation in the music and aviation industries.
ìBesides the fact that making music and flying airplanes are both passion-driven activities, there are also shared concerns such as the exposure to continuous loud noise levels,î Ravi said. ìHaving met more hearing-impaired pilots than musicians, itís become a passion to inspire pilots to use proper protection and technology in the cockpit. Since Sennheiser also champions hearing protection, together we can promote the health/safety message and help grow the pilot population to secure the future of general aviation.î