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GPS Devices On During Flight Or Near  
User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

They are now prohibited on alot of US carriers. There have been instances of passengers causing a commotion of airplanes being off course when in reality, the aircraft made a turn to a specific heading and the passenger didn't understand quite how to use the GPS properly.

OK I saw the following post in a Yahoo Group Deal and I was just curious can this really happen? Or can it effect the Aircrafts GPS Computer at all? Also what are some Good GPS Devices besides your cell phone.

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User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

GPS's are approved electronic devices on air carriers in Canada. For now. If passengers start causing a commotion every time the plane turns away from a direct track from destination, they might start getting banned. But electronically, no problem. You can go nuts with them on Canadian carriers (figuratively).

User currently offlineEMBTucano From Brazil, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

I have used my GPS several times on American and Brazilian carriers. It is amazing to look the route. The only thing is that I had to hold it by the window at all times. I can't remember being adverted about it.



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User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

Since a lot of aircraft have GPS systems fitted anyways, I can't see as it would pose much of a problem?


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

What does the passengers ignorance have to do with the GPS changing the course of a plane? Or am I misunderstanding something?

GPS only receives signals, and like all electronic devices, they are all made according to FCC standards. So I don't see why they should be a problem.

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