FutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2059 times:
Actually in our manual at the company I work for now and the others I have worked for they are listed on the non-approved Portable Electronic Devices list. Also when I fly as a non-rev, I have seen F/A's on the other airlines approach pax that are using them and ask them to the GPS off.
SmAlbany From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2058 times:
I have used a handheld GPS on flights in the US. I assume that similar rules would be in effect for UK flights.
I always check with the flight crew first so they know what I am up to. Every time they have allowed me to use it like any other electronic device - only after departure and not during final landing sequence. It works fine if you hold the antenna right up to the window.
Dw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1274 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2012 times:
Quote: Actually in our manual at the company I work for now and the others I have worked for they are listed on the non-approved Portable Electronic Devices list.
Thats entirely possible, but I know for a fact WN and AA have them listed as approved equipment, so this is something that varies by airline--not an FAA or FCC regulation. Again, I do agree with you that it is prudent to check with the airline.
..."During flight, never use cellphones (to make or receive calls), two-way pagers, radios, TV sets, remote controls (example: DVD, CD, game, or toy remote controls), a cordless computer mouse, commercial TV cameras, or Global Positioning Systems. "
But, the answer is....as others have said....ask the airline. Many airlines in the US do allow them now.
I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4295 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1828 times:
Don't see why they wouldn't be approved... I always used to take my handheld aviation GPS on flights with me before I got hired with my airline.. Ive had on several occasions the FA come up and ask me if a pax can have their GPS on...