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Bonehead Aries Flight Helmet - Lightspeed Zulu 3

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Part# 11-15283


The Lightspeed Aries features an integrated visor, which opens and closes into the shell of the helmet with a single-handed turn of the knob and includes Lightspeed ANR and all of its features. Constructed of vacuum molded carbon fiber and fiberglass, this lite weight helmet packs a punch when it comes to completing the mission.

The shell features a quick release chin strap buckle and adjustable strap, nape strap, adjustable ear cups for sound attenuation, and plush ear seals for added comfort. A Velcro-fastened washable and adjustable liner completes the fitting.

The Aries equipped with Lightspeed includes the advanced features that have made Lightspeed the choice of private and professional pilots around the globe coupled with the features and long-lasting quality Bonehead helmets are known for. Bonehead is certified by Lightspeed, guaranteeing you the best possible performance and comfort.

The Aries comes standard with the Lightspeed ANR Communication package, and can be customized to each specific pilot's needs, including:
  • Boom Side
  • Tinted or clear visor
  • Single plug, 2-plug cord or LEMO plug
  • Color or Custom Paint
  • Removable Sun Visor
Perfect for aircraft such as:
  • Thrush Agricultural Aircraft
  • Cessna Ag-Wagon
  • RVs
  • Super Cub
  • X-Cub
  • Gamebird GB1
  • MX Aircraft - MX2
  • MX Aircraft - MXS
  • L-39 Albatross
  • Gippsland GA200
  • Grumman AG Cat
  • Piper PA-36
  • Embraer EMB 202
  • PZL-106 KRUK
  • M-18 Dromader
  • PAC Fletcher
  • Helicopters
  • And many more!
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Bluetooth Connectivity — Enjoy excellent call clarity, music fidelity, and wireless access to critical audio alerts from aviation apps on mobile devices.
Quick Disconnect
— Experience faster, safer egress with the Lightspeed’s exclusive quick disconnect system.
3-Year Limited Warranty
— Lightspeed ANR is the only premium ANR installation that offers three years of protection against defects in materials and workmanship in addition to Bonehead Compsites’ helmet warranty.
Outstanding Noise Reduction
— Lightspeed ANR offers exceptional noise-cancelling performance and consistency over a deep, broad range of noise.
Bluetooth Connectivity
— Enjoy excellent call clarity, music fidelity, and wireless access to critical audio alerts from aviation apps on mobile devices.
Superior Comfort
— Plush ear seals provide 20% more surface area for a better seal and more comfortable distribution of weight and side pressure and the ear cups offer 30% more space for your ear inside the ear cup than its closest competitor.
— Never miss important radio communications with patented ComPriority, which lowers the volume of any auxiliary device automatically during radio or intercom transmissions.
Auto Shutoff™
— Lightspeed’s proprietary Auto Shutoff feature saves battery life by automatically shutting down the headset power when not in use.
FlightLink compatible
— Capture and retrieve incoming and outgoing communications with Lightspeed’s free FlightLink recording app for the Apple iPad and iPhone via the supplied patch cable.
Cell phone/music connection
— An integrated control box auxiliary input offers an additional option for connecting a cell phone, music player or other audio device.
— 2 AA alkaline batteries, 1 iPhone cable, cable clip.

Size Chart

  • Small: 21.75-22.25"
  • Medium: 22.25-22.75"
  • Large: 22.75-23.25"
  • Extra Large: 23.25-23.75"
  • XXL: 23.75-24.00"


General — Battery power supply: 3V, two AA batteries. Panel aircraft 8-40 VDC
Headphone — Transducer: 40mm moving coil. Frequency Response: 20 Hz-20 kHz. Nominal impedance @1 kHz: OFF - Mono: 200 ohms, ON - Mono: 280 ohms. OFF - Stereo: 400 ohms, ON - Stereo: 560 ohms
ANR — Maximum SPL: Greater than 125 dB at 100 Hz

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The description says this helmet would be perfect for use in the L-39 Albatros -- but actually it would be quite inappropriate for use in any jet warbird, for several reasons. 1. ANR is almost worthless with jet engines. 2. A full-enclosure helmet is needed at the higher speeds of a jet, otherwise it could rip right off your head in an ejection/bailout. This helmet is fine for use in all the other aircraft mentioned in the description.

Chas W
November 7, 2017


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Q: What is the weight of the helmet with earphones, boom, and visor? Thanks

Per the manufacture this helmet is 2.7 pounds.

Q: How does the ANR perform with open cockpit?

This would depend on the Zulu 3 performance in open cockpit. Generally, the Zulu 3 will be effective but in an open cockpit environment it will not filter out all noise.