Can cell phones REALLY bring down an ...

Can cell phones REALLY bring down an airplane?

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Since: Oct 12

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Feb 2, 2013

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#2 Feb 2, 2013
If they could, then airplanes would be routinely dropping out of the sky as they approach cell towers.

Those things pump out a 100 watts or more of signal (vs the 5/1000th of a watt or less that your cellphone produces)

Even taking the law of squares into account, all those towers dotting the landscape around airports would make them look like something out of Earth vs the Flying Saucers. IF, cellphones really had any affect on the planes.

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Formerly From Kenya

#3 Feb 2, 2013
If the pilot wants to slam back a few that's one thing but texting whilst behind the stick is a no no..!

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#4 Feb 2, 2013
Id say they cant but... telling your average human being that the "du-dududu dududu dududu" noise over the communication equipment is quite annoying probably isnt going to move them much...

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#5 Feb 2, 2013
In..Unison.
A One, Two and a three...
Babyface

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#6 Feb 2, 2013
Renegade_22 wrote:
Id say they cant but... telling your average human being that the "du-dududu dududu dududu" noise over the communication equipment is quite annoying probably isnt going to move them much...
True

Telling them that the person next to them may go off having to sit there listening to their inane chatter wouldn't stop them

That may be the actual threat to bringing down a plane
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#7 Feb 2, 2013
I am petrified of flying... but will be on a big ol jet airliner in a few months...
Please keep explaining how the monstrosity will stay in the air....

Thank you all ! In advance..

<3 <3

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#8 Feb 2, 2013
reebie wrote:
I am petrified of flying... but will be on a big ol jet airliner in a few months...
Please keep explaining how the monstrosity will stay in the air....
Thank you all ! In advance..
<3 <3
It's all magic...

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#9 Feb 2, 2013


Fly like this? THrust! One needs thrrrust and propulsion.. let's not get the drag.. <screaming Queens> LOL
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#10 Feb 2, 2013
justaguess wrote:
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It's all magic...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =c126VLSjqR0XX
I would rather have the Samanta magic, twitch my nose, and be there...
but,,yea

:)

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Since: Jan 08

the road less traveled.....

#11 Feb 2, 2013
may not matter at all,
and really I don't know if it does matter or not (the hospitals all have signs, also asking that cell phones NOT be used)

I am a rebel in some ways, but respect this request, maybe 'cause I don't know. and really, why not?

there is a very rare instance where one is really needing to make that call.

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#12 Feb 2, 2013
I would imagine that they all function on different frequencies and to some that may seem like much at first but if you really think about it there is a tremendous diversity for variations, visible light... sound.. heating ....
I doubt they do anything to airplanes. I'd be more worried about constant usage in your BRAIN.

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#13 Feb 2, 2013
reebie wrote:
I am petrified of flying... but will be on a big ol jet airliner in a few months...
Please keep explaining how the monstrosity will stay in the air....
Thank you all ! In advance..
<3 <3
If you havent been hit by lightning then, as far as odds go, youre safe!:)

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#14 Feb 2, 2013
Ot gotod gerif yor nto tklaing about pselna! LOL

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#15 Feb 2, 2013
Its just past midnight, Ive had a few and that cluster f*ck of letters just floored me!!!
Anyone else have a go?:

“you're not the boss of me!”

Since: Jan 08

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#16 Feb 3, 2013
reebie wrote:
I am petrified of flying... but will be on a big ol jet airliner in a few months...
Please keep explaining how the monstrosity will stay in the air....
Thank you all ! In advance..
<3 <3
I am a terrible flyer, big time panic attacks, get some meds from the doctor prior to the flight. You won't be sorry!(it's more common that you think to have this irrational fear)

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Level 8

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#17 Feb 3, 2013
Yeah...like Deb says reebster...it's pretty common...but I would make sure that neither John Lithgow or William Shatner are on the plane..and if they are...DO NOT LET THEM HAVE A WINDOW SEAT..!!!!!
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#18 Feb 3, 2013
@Deb : I have flown before, Im like you..horrible flyer..Im sure some zanies will be in order. I may be drooling by the time I reach my destination, but at least I wont be carrying on like I am in childbirth :)

@ Justy : I was kindof hoping for William Shatner to be honest... If he can keep the Enterprise in space, he oughta be able to whip out his cape and keep a plane in the air.. well, after he gives me Priceline quotes for my next

adventure..XXYOUTUBE-5hARDXYz2 ioXX
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#19 Feb 3, 2013
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#20 Feb 3, 2013
one more time,,, then I give up !!

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