For many pilots, a headset becomes a close and dependable friend. It can be very difficult to part with the equipment that we rely on for the communications and auditory protection that keeps us secure during flight. As time moves on however, technological advancements improve our ability to complete safe and comfortable flights.
At Lightspeed, one of our defining characteristics is forward motion. We strive to develop, enhance, and improve our products to meet the evolving needs of modern pilots. But even as we aim for innovation, we embrace the opportunity to honor the “old friends” who accompanied us along the way.
One of the ways we do this is through the Lightspeed Trade Up Program. We provide robust trade value for your aging aviation headset, and we accept a number of different models and brands in our program. We are glad to offer fair value against the purchase of a current Lightspeed headset; depending upon the headset, you can reduce the out-of-pocket cost of a brand-new Zulu or Sierra by 30% or more.
We’re particularly passionate about bringing pilots who have always flown with passive headsets into the world of Active Noise Reduction (ANR). Aviation isn’t an inexpensive passion, and factoring in the price of new equipment can be a daunting experience. Providing this pathway to the future has given innumerable pilots the access they need to obtain the superior auditory protection that ANR provides, not to mention access to the incomparable comfort and durability of the Lightspeed family of headsets.
Here’s how it works:
1. You can place an order through our website, using the appropriate trade code for your headset (found on our Trade Up Program page).
2. Once you’ve completed payment, (and your new headset is on its way to you) box up the trade up headset with your order confirmation and send it our way!
3. When we receive your trade up headset, we’ll process your refund for the trade credit value you have chosen.
If it’s time to let your “old friend” pave the way to a new Lightspeed headset, please feel free to explore our Trade Up Program page, or reach out to our knowledgeable Customer Support team. We’re looking forward to helping you make a new friend for the journeys ahead.