Squirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2239 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.
Cessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2215 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).
EMBTucano From Brazil, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2189 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.