Mark2fly1034 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 90 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1646 times:
Portable electronic devices.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no person may operate, nor may any operator or pilot in command of an aircraft allow the operation of, any portable electronic device on any of the following U.S.-registered civil aircraft:
(1) Aircraft operated by a holder of an air carrier operating certificate or an operating certificate; or
(2) Any other aircraft while it is operated under IFR.
(b) Paragraph (a) of this section does not apply to--
(1) Portable voice recorders;
(2) Hearing aids;
(3) Heart pacemakers;
(4) Electric shavers; or
(5) Any other portable electronic device that the operator of the aircraft has determined will not cause interference with the navigation or communication system of the aircraft on which it is to be used.
(c) In the case of an aircraft operated by a holder of an air carrier operating certificate or an operating certificate, the determination required by paragraph (b)(5) of this section shall be made by that operator of the aircraft on which the particular device is to be used. In the case of other
aircraft, the determination may be made by the pilot in command or other operator of the aircraft.
Of the 4 a pilot can use why on earth would you need an Electric shaver. I do not understand at all. Can someone please explain?
Airplane lavatatories used to (and may still have) electrical outlets for electric razors only.
Also, FAR 91.21 hasn't been revised since it was first published on September 30, 1963. It was written at the beginning of the jet age. A lot has changed in 49 years, but this regulation was never updated.