Lakeland, Fla., April 9, 2013— Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has partnered with Redbird Flight Simulations, King Schools and AOPA to offer headsets that will accompany Redbird's Jay desktop flight simulation system. The Jay system, which is being launched by Redbird at this year’s Sun ‘n Fun, is a consumer-oriented flight simulator that enables a broad base of aviation enthusiasts to access proficiency-based flight training. Beginning now, Sennheiser's new PC 350 SE gaming headset will be available as an accessory for Jay in the AOPA store.
During the 2013 SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, Sennheiser, Redbird, AOPA and King will host a "Jay Challenge" launch event in which attendees of the expo will have a chance to win prizes including a ride with Team Aerostars and a Sennheiser S1 Passive headset. Participants of the challenge will be asked to complete various missions on the Jay simulator and fill in a logbook detailing their adventures, before being entered in a raffle for a chance to win various prizes.
"This year at SUN 'n FUN, we are encouraging aviation enthusiasts and aspiring pilots to take the next step in their adventures," commented Christian Pulm, global marketing and strategy development, Sennheiser Aviation. "Our partnership with Redbird, AOPA and King, which will extend well beyond SUN 'n FUN, is a perfect extension of our Live Your Dream program, which encourages people to realize their ambitions in the world of aviation."
"We are delighted to partner with Sennheiser, a brand that is known and recognized around the world for its excellence in audio," commented Jeff van West, director of Redbird Media. "We believe audio plays a fundamental role in enhancing the end-user experience — not only for realistic effects and user enjoyment, but also for retention of key training concepts."
The PC 350 SE, which is a professional noise-blocking headset, is the perfect complement for the Jay flight simulation system. Even at high volumes, more than 95% of the audio remains inside the headset, enabling you to focus on the mission at hand. The PC 350 SE also features the most accurate sound reproduction available in a gaming headset today. Utilizing Sennheiser’s “Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement” technology, the headset channels audio signals directly into your ears, rather than onto them.
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of aviation headsets, microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. With their top-quality acoustics, high wearing comfort and rugged designs, Sennheiser aviation headsets are suited to the needs of professional and private pilots and air-traffic controllers. Innovations such as the NoiseGard™ active noise compensation system and ActiveGard™ protect against potentially harmful volume surges.
Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at http://www.sennheiser-aviation.com. To learn more about Captain Judy Rice's journey, please visit http://www.thinkglobalflight.org.
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