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Why No Portable Electronics Below 10K Ft?  
User currently offlineRoastedNutz From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 220 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 747 times:


Why is it "safe" to use portable electronic devices (i.e. CD players, laptop computers) once the aircraft is over 10,000 ft. ?



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User currently offlineMyself From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 735 times:

Above 10,000 ft, the results of a possible interference with aircraft equipment is less critical, meaning the pilots have more time to respond to the aircraft electronics going nuts.

Below 10,000 ft means the aircraft is in a critical flight phase (either approach or departure) and interferences might have a devastating effect.



User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 721 times:

It has to do with the fact that everything has to be stowed away in order to be able to evacuate the aircraft if necessary, and also be able to hear the command being given. Or any other urgent information given by the flight crew.



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