Aviation Helmet Upgrade Overview
Aviation helmets have changed considerably over the years. Today’s helmets are responsible for more than just wind protection. Modern helmets have mounted cameras, night vision, communications equipment, oxygen masks, and display systems. Oregon Aero understands the pain and noise issues faced by pilots, why these issues exist, and how to solve them. Oregon Aero helmet upgrades fly with 100% success in military, law enforcement, medevac, aerobatic, and other air vehicles. Our upgrade components work together to address every issue of helmet pain and improve acoustic performance.
A - ZetaLiner® and Zeta III™ Helmet Liners
25% to 35% reduction in transferred impact loads were shown in a helmet equipped with an Oregon Aero ZetaLiner liner and SoftSeal/HushKit Combo ear seals and insulation kit.* Oregon Aero helmet liners are padded with visco-elastic foam and covered in a cool, washable wear-resistant fabric. Liner forms to the shape of your head eliminating hots spots and pressure points. The outer fabric limits heat buildup wicking away perspiration.
*Compared to helmet with OEM liner system. Test conducted at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
B - SoftSeal® Ear Cushions
Pressure and temperature sensitive foam cores mold to the shape of your head forming a tight seal—even if you wear glasses or earrings! Cushions have plenty of internal space to fit over your ears instead of flattening them. Durable synthetic leather covers are comfy and easy to clean.
C - SoftSkin® Ear Seal Covers
Keep your ears cooler and dryer!. Self-wicking fabric covers draw moisture away from your ears where it can freely evaporate. SoftSkin covers are intentionally designed to fit loose so they can’t create pressure or cause discomfort.
D - HushKit® Passive Ear Cup Noise Attenuation
Tame the cockpit noise! The HushKit fills the voids of your ear cups with layers of visco-elastic foam. The speaker floats inside a foam pocket instead of being fastened directly to the ear cup. This prevents environmental noise picked up by the helmet from being transferred through the speaker. The result is greater clarity and intelligibility.
E - MicMuff® Microphone Cover
Enables your existing noise canceling microphone to be effective above 97dB noise levels. Two-part cover creates a chamber surrounding the microphone. This chamber limits the amount of background noise that can leak into your communications system. Note: To be effective, a MicMuff must be installed on every helmet connected to your system. For a complete explanation Click Here
F - Assembled SoftSeal/Hushkit Combo Kit
Combo kit with Oregon Aero SoftSeal ear cushions and the HushKit Passive Ear Cup Noise Attenuation kit. SoftSkin Earseal Cover not shown.