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User currently offlineJpintoa From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 131 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

I have a Magellan GPS 315, and I was wondering if I can use it on the airplane, does it works?

Thanks

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User currently offlineJahckass From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

I brought one with me on a USAir flight. I asked the attenedent of i could use it and she said I could. Unforutantly i couldnt get any readings on it. On an AA flight the next month, a gps was listed as one of the things you cant use during flight at all so i didnt even ask I just kept it off. I dont know what model i have but it was a Megellan that was made for the Handspring.



User currently onlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4195 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

An aviation grade GPS will work no problem on a commercial airliner... i bring my little handheld along all the time now.. its really cool being able to tell right when youre gonna get there and watching the routing.

Ive only gotten crap from the flight attendant once... and thats b/c i had the thing on approach.. usually they dont even mind then b/c the thing are made for use in airplanes as navigation equipment.



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User currently offlineJpintoa From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

Does a basic GPS works normally in an airplane that is travelling normally? I mean that if I can receave information in an airplane

User currently offlineJpintoa From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

I dont know, but if I basic GPS can work at a normal flight plan with the presition of the GPS

User currently offlineGregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

Your GPS will work if you are sitting in a window seat, and hold the GPS next to the window. You are allowed to us it in the USA if the plane is above 10,000 feet. The GPS only recieves, it does not transmit.

If the airline gets upset, it is probably because the Captain said "... we are going as fast as we can to make up for the delay..." and the GPS says you are doing less then 300 knots...

I use My gps all the time on flights.


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