Delta Fly Boy From Japan, joined Oct 2000, 242 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
It's my understanding that CD players, and cassettes DO NOT interfere with any navigational equipment. However, They do not want anyone to use a CD player or cassette player incase of an emergency... You might not be able to hear announcements or emergency instructions. This is why you can listen to the inflight audio with headsets on, because the announcements come through them.
Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
"I've been told electronic devices such as personal stereos and CD players cause interference and malfunctions to the plane's navigational systems on take-off and landing."
As Delta Fly Boy says this is rubbish. The ony reason the use of personal stereo equipment is not permitted during takeoff and landing is so that you can hear any emergency instructions. Many of the on-board entertainment facilities we have installed work on similar equipment.
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...