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User currently offlineBell X-15 From Cayman Islands, joined Apr 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Hi,
I am soon flying BA to Sydney and have heard that some airlines allow you to use a GPS, it would be interesting to take mine with me on board, but is it worth it, and can it screw up the avionics?

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User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

I've never had any trouble using mine in flight. American Airlines doesn't specifically prohibit it in their list of unapproved electronic devices, and nobody has ever asked me to turn it off in flight. I have used it on many flights with AA since getting it in December, ranging from flights as short as ORD-IND to flights as long as MIA-LAX. I'm planning on using it this afternoon, too, as I head from LAX-BOS. It's especially great if you're in a seat with a power port, because those GPS's use too much battery power on a long flight!

User currently offline777x From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

I have heard that it's best to ask. If, in the unlikely event it is suspected of causing some problem, the flight crew know and can ask you to turn it off.

I have used mine on a number of flights, mostly on UA and have always asked, and once the captain came back and spoke with me (on a 744 flight from SFO-SYD) and we had quite a nice chat.

I've never been told no, so it doesn't hurt to ask (and you might get to talk to the captain)

Regards
777x



User currently offlineTailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Don't forget BA encourage people to visit the flightdeck, so pop in for a chat during the night.

User currently offlineBA744 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

depending on what plane you get you might find that the PTV will have a moving map, with all GPS info on, plus airspeed, wind, altitude etc etc.

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