Gone are the days that people carry tape recorders, you know those ancient devices reporters used for interviews, or pranksters used to replay bodily noises. Times have changed. We have adapted.
Speaking of adaptation, the Pilot USA PA-80S Digital Audio Recorder Adapter can magically turn your smartphone or tablet (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, etc.) into a cockpit voice recorder! Ok well, it's not “magic" per se, but it is sound science and technology.
Not only is it sound, it's simple to get you hooked up. By plugging the 3.5 mm (4 conductor) plug into the headset jack on your smartphone and your aviation headset into the adapter, you can enjoy recording all audio heard through your headset.
This adapter also enables your smartphone to record all transmissions sent via the intercom system; this includes in-cabin and ATC transmissions.
Even more fancy is that you can use the video recorder in your smartphone to video tape your flight and record the audio from the intercom as well.
Record. Review. Adapt.