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Music while flying


(Mrunal) #1

Sorry for asking such a silly question, but I was just curious if airline pilots could listen to music while flying. I read online that many pilots use headsets that automatically mutes music when they need to hear something.
Thanks


#2

Hey Mrunal,

At my airline, listening to music while on flying duty is strictly forbidden. I can only assume that is the standard in the airline industry, but I am can not tell you for sure. Chris? Adam?

Yarden


#3

There are headsets that do such things, but they have no place in a professional cockpit. “Professional” does not just mean at the airlines, anybody who takes their responsiblity as a pilot seriously would not use those. During flight I always pay attention to the ATC chatter as it enables me to know what is going on around me. In small airplanes the sound of the engine can tell you a lot about how healthy it is, music would mask that.

Chris

Chris


#4

Big no no and irresponsible in my, the airline and the FAA’s eyes. I’m sure it happens but not on my watch.

Adam


(Mrunal) #5

Thanks