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Old 12-13-2017, 05:52 AM
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Default Headset thefts at T74 / Taylor, TX

Discovered the other day that one of my Quiet Technologies headsets and my Bison RV Flight Bag had been stolen from my plane while locked away in my hangar at T74. After bringing it to the airport managers attention, it was discovered that other hangars were recently broken into and their headsets stolen, too. Tools, avionics, etc weren't touched.

Contact officer A.Clifford @ Taylor PD (512) 352-5551 if you have any information or discover items have been stolen from your hangar.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:13 AM
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Dude,
That sucks. Hope the perp is caught.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:17 AM
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Jack posted this on PoA as well. I don't think that thread mentioned that there were multiple victims.

Keep getting the word out. Pawn shops don't typically want aviation headsets because they don't move well. Ads in forums like this, COPA, PoA, and the like get a lot of scrutiny when a newbie suddenly has a dozen mint headsets at bargain prices.

E-bay seems to be the place to watch.

I can speak for the PoA crowd... we want to see the @#$% caught and the stuff returned.

Your bad news prompted me to review my insurance policies.

I'd prefer that not be the state of affairs.
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Old 12-13-2017, 04:57 PM
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You mentioned "while it was locked away in the hangar"..was it still locked, meaning someone got keys? We are going through a new lease agreement where the airport owner is requesting keys and combos to be turned over to them for inspection purposes. This opens an opportunity for persons to see what you have behind closed doors.
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:51 PM
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You mentioned "while it was locked away in the hangar"..was it still locked, meaning someone got keys? We are going through a new lease agreement where the airport owner is requesting keys and combos to be turned over to them for inspection purposes. This opens an opportunity for persons to see what you have behind closed doors.
I would find a different airport before I gave the manager a key to the door. I do not want them inside my hangar WITHOUT me for any reason unless there is a fire. Then once the walls melt, they can go in. If you are renting the hangar from them, they may have you by the balls. If you own the hangar or someone else owns it, they can ask, but have no right to enter private property even on leased land.

One thing I have noticed is how un-secure most airports and hangars are. We are lucky most people don't know this.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:44 PM
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Oddly, I just bought a lightspeed Zulu 3 this past week. Because of that, I’m kind of tuned into them (I can’t be the only one who price shops after buying something!) and happened to notice today that a guy in Texas listed on Barnstormers a variety of high dollar headsets for what I’d consider to be fantastic prices. Could be totally legit, could be a professional refurbisher, etc, but it might be worth looking into. A search on their website should pull up the ad.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:02 AM
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You mentioned "while it was locked away in the hangar"..was it still locked, meaning someone got keys? We are going through a new lease agreement where the airport owner is requesting keys and combos to be turned over to them for inspection purposes. This opens an opportunity for persons to see what you have behind closed doors.
The theory proposed by the PD was that an air shim was used to gain access to the back of the door lock to unlock it.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:08 AM
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Oddly, I just bought a lightspeed Zulu 3 this past week. Because of that, I?m kind of tuned into them (I can?t be the only one who price shops after buying something!) and happened to notice today that a guy in Texas listed on Barnstormers a variety of high dollar headsets for what I?d consider to be fantastic prices. Could be totally legit, could be a professional refurbisher, etc, but it might be worth looking into. A search on their website should pull up the ad.
Thanks - I think I found the ad. No QT Halo listed. Unfortunately, I don't know the brands/models of the other victim's headsets.
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