The Passive Attenuating Communications Earphone (P.A.C.E.) System provides a quality level of hearing protection without compromising the communications signal provided through your communications system.
Extremely low profile and behind the cranium design that eliminates cable snagging issues found in most under helmet/headset earphone systems. By using a more standard cable connection, the system can be used and tested with any device that utilizes a stereo connection. This system is full stereo and will provide left and right channel audio when connected to a stereo source of audio.
A PACE Earphone Wire with extended length so that it can be used with Chemical/Biological Flight Equipment. Same performance with an extended cable.
The above illustration shows the approved USAF HGU-55/P with Combat Edge configuration for PACE. Configuration consists of: (PFG-PACE-1001) PACE 3.5 Earphone Cable, (PFG-PACE-1003) PACE Y-Tap Adaptor, and PFG PACE Custom Ear Pieces.
PACE has adaptors that allow it to be used with current aircrew systems without major modification to flight equipment or replacement of standard communication cords:
These adaptors work with helmets modified for SMB connector systems. There are three styles available, single-connection and dual-connection (used with hear-through systems).
PACE is similar in format to other in-ear communication systems; however, PACE is designed to route the communication cable over the ear and behind the neck, with the connection point on the flight helmet versus the oxygen mask. This configuration improves both egress and ejection safety and should reduce the cost of transitioning standard fixed-wing flight helmets and masks to PACE.
The PACE design is lower profile and uses a much more robust stereo connector instead of the SMB coaxial connector used in other comm systems for rotary-wing aircraft. The overall construction of the PACE cable is more rugged with more responsive earphone speakers for improved communication clarity. The PACE cable is built to last much longer than similar products.
The PACE custom earphone tips provide more comfort with a smaller pressure vent to allow for better noise attenuation (the amount of passive noise reduction), with a connection point and speakers that are true stereo. In addition, PACE allows a single cable to be used on all aircraft platforms and can be used with either non-custom tips or custom tips. The ability to use a single cable for all aircraft and to accommodate the use of custom or non-custom earphone tips improves operational requirements while reducing costs and increasing efficiency.
Once you have had your impressions taken, make sure you complete an impression slip and send the slip to the lab with your actual ear impressions.
Included in each PACE kit is a clear baggie, a pre-labeled envelope, and an impression slip with an order number stamped on it ( the number should start with either the last two digits of the year or a long contract number that includes letters and numbers).
If you were not provided the contract slips due to unit/organization policy – then you will contact sales@proflightgear to order your custom earpieces directly from us.
We have different types of PACE Kits, so it will depend on which one has been ordered or purchased, but it should have the following: