Gibson-Barnes Exposes the Dangers Associated with Using Fake GENTEX(R) Helmets
Gibson-Barnes Discloses the Dangers Associate with Using Fake Flight Helmets.
- (1888PressRelease) January 27, 2012 - El Cajon, CA - You expect to hear about faux fashion purses or pirated music and movie disks, but flight helmets? Yes, flight helmets, and Gibson-Barnes, the sole distributor of GENTEX helmets in the U.S., is fighting to eliminate fake GENTEX helmets in the marketplace.
GENTEX helmets are the exclusive helmets for the U.S. Military for fixed and rotary wing aircraft pilots and are made to U.S. Military specifications - the same specifications Gibson-Barnes uses in producing GENTEX Helmets for the commercial and private sector.
Why all the fuss about fake GENTEX helmets? Because unlike motorcycle helmets or even bicycle helmets that have Department of Transportation specs, there are no Federal Aviation Administration guidelines for minimum standards of safety or quality in flight helmets. That means that fake helmets pose a huge potential risk for the wearer.
"GENTEX uses the only quality and safety standards there are - the ones outlined by the U.S. military. These are the same specs we use in our official, authentic, genuine GENTEX helmets," says Dan Longbrake, Director of Sales and Marketing for Gibson-Barnes.
"Some old-school pilots still fly wearing just a baseball cap and maybe a headset," says Tyler Wegge, Gibson-Barnes President and CEO. "That was fine years ago, but a lot has changed in technology and safety. Today, the flight helmet houses the latest in communications equipment, visibility enhancements, added safety, and, for commercial companies, an added place for brand awareness."
The problem is, unscrupulous companies are selling helmets that are made to look like Authentic GENTEX helmets, but are made from inferior, "knockoff" parts. These fake GENTEX helmets sometimes even have salvaged or used GENTEX parts, adding to the consumer confusion. Some bootleggers even send them out in what look like authentic GENTEX boxes. Sadly, while consumers may think they are getting a real, GENTEX helmet, they are actually getting a fake, inferior, knock-off "GENTEX" instead.
Dan Longbrake explains the easiest way to ensure you don't get a fake GENTEX Helmet. "If you didn't get it from Gibson-Barnes, it isn't an authentic, genuine GENTEX helmet...period."
Real GENTEX helmets for fixed and rotary wing aircraft pilots are available from $788 and can be found only at www.Gibson-Barnes.com.
For More Information, Product Demos or Interviews, Please Contact:
Dan Longbrake, Director of Sales & Marketing, Gibson & Barnes,
Phone: (800) 440-5904
Fax: (619) 440-4618
Email: Dan ( @ ) Gibson-Barnes dot com
Address: 1900 Weld Boulevard, El Cajon, CA 92020