Panel: Planes can tolerate electronics
A federal advisory committee is set to tell the Federal Aviation Administration that many aircraft flying today are largely ready to handle passengers using their electronic devices during all phases of flight, including takeoffs and landings, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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#1 Oct 2, 2013
It baffles me as to why commercial planes forbid electronics while private planes seem to allow them.
Once, I brought my video camera to an air show in Wisconsin (one that actually had plane rides!) and when I asked if I could videotape the plane rides, I was told that I was welcomed to do so. I actually videotaped a couple of plane rides (with me, of course, riding in the plane) from the instant of climbing into the plane to the instant of climbing out of the plane without ever turning off the camera, and the whole time, the pilots were fine with it. I even wore one of those headsets (most of the pilots at the air show actually had us all wearing those things during plane rides) while along for the ride with the ear muffs and the microphone, and I couldn't hear anything that sounded like interference from my camera. Coincidentally, of course, I could hear every single radio transmission with it on.
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