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DNR - Helmet required


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I am about to get carded by the DNR and they also require you to wear a helmet. So far I just have used my DAVID CLARK headset, therefore I have only little knowledge about helmets.

 

I saw lots of pilots with GENTEX SPH-4 / SPH-5 helmets. But the thing is I am 6' 7" tall and the SPH-4 series seems to be a very think helmet.

 

Yesterday I was looking at Gentex HGU 33/ HGU 55 / HGU 84 helmets and they seem to be smaller and thinner (compared to a SPH4 / SPH-5 helmet)

 

 

What helmet would you recommend for " fire-fighting " work ?

 

 

Besides, at the end I need to remove the thick seat cushion out of the B206 anyway to be able to sit straight up, regardless with what kind of helmet I will fly with.

 

I guess the problem is not the helmet, it’s the 206 for tall guys like me :)

 

 

Thanks for your help guys !

 

 

 

 

Falko

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I use the Alpha eagle, like it well - but it has not stood up to the abuse of every day use very well

been in for repair 2 times in 5 seasons-- wiring, plug, volume control.

I also Like the Gallet but $$$ -----some of the taller guys on staff are using the Gallet and seem to like it.

Utility work you will most always use a helmet, so take time to get one that wears well

8-12 hours and you will know what I mean!! ;)

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I think door on or off matters too. I was using the Oregon Aero low profile seat in the 206L with a bubble window and I couldn't fit with my helmet (SPH-4). I'd hit the door trying to lean out.

 

Door off with a standard seat, I could get my head out, but I had to duck. Was no problem with the OA seat. I'm 6' tall, average build.

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I'm wondering if that David Clark helmet thingy might qualify as an alternative to the other hardhats. DC calls it a helmet, might it be of use?

 

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