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GPS On Board

Mon Apr 01, 2002 4:50 pm

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

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RE: GPS On Board

Mon Apr 01, 2002 5:09 pm

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.

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RE: GPS On Board

Mon Apr 01, 2002 5:11 pm

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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RE: GPS On Board

Mon Apr 01, 2002 6:21 pm

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

Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:04 am

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

Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:13 am

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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