Lightspeed Aviation Announces FlightLink-capable Sierra ANR Headset


Portland, OR | February 18, 2014 — Lightspeed Aviation has announced that their Sierra ANR headset is now compatible with FlightLink, their free, proprietary app for the Apple iPad(R) and iPhone(R). Developed by Lightspeed Aviation, FlightLink adds enhanced functionality to all new Lightspeed headsets. When used with their Zulu.2–and now Sierra–headset, it allows pilots to capture incoming and outgoing communications for instant playback or archiving to common audio management software–such as iTunes(R)–for later retrieval. “Sierra has been our primary vehicle for introducing the benefits of premium ANR headsets to student pilots,” said Teresa De Mers, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support. “The addition of FlightLink to its capabilities adds a new level of utility to its already exceptional comfort and quiet.” Sierra is Lightspeed’s entry-level ANR headset. Priced at $600, it offers features such as advanced noise reduction, Auto Shutoff(TM) and Bluetooth(R), that are typically found only on more expensive headsets. Lightspeed believes that by combining Sierra and FlightLink, they’ve created the ultimate value proposition for the pilot that is considering their first ANR headset. “FlightLink is a great training tool for students new to ‘tower talk,’ or experienced pilots training for a new rating or proficiency,” said De Mers. “Together with Sierra, it will enhance the learning experience and could improve the odds of a student’s success.” For more information about FlightLink and the Sierra ANR headset, visit About Lightspeed Aviation Lightspeed Aviation is a leading manufacturer of premium aviation headsets. Since introducing its first product at EAA AirVenture in 1996, Lightspeed has established a reputation for leading innovation in aviation headsets with a number of first to market advances, including Bluetooth(R) integration, Auto Shutoff(TM), and, with Zulu PFX, Streaming Quiet(TM) ANR. This has earned Lightspeed a loyal customer following among professional, commercial, and private pilots. Lightspeed also creates shared values with both employees and customers by generously participating in corporate charity matching programs and through its funding of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation, which supports growth and compassion-related causes with an aviation focus.