|Quoting lke2fly (Reply 3):|
Apparently this caused interference between the pilots and ATC therefore restricting electronic device being on during flights. Maybe we should have that TV program called Myth Buster do a segment on it.
|Quoting 757luver (Reply 5):|
Mythbusters have actually already done a segment on this, though at the moment cant recall what all they found out.
|Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 6):|
They usually can't get a signal at cruise altitude; this actually makes it worse since they jack their power up in a vain attempt to find a cell tower.
|Quoting Kay (Reply 10):|
But what mobile phone interference with the meteorological radar (which I believe is in the nose cone)? This is what the captain specified.
|Quoting gingersnap (Reply 4):|
I don't see why it's so difficult for some people to just turn their phones off for a flight. They should just confiscate them during boarding
|Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 12):|
one of the pilots determined the ADF receiver was affected every time the CEO would power up the Blackberry. He like to do that when the plane was a few miles from landing - to see if he had any e-mail about the folks meeting him upon arrival.
|Quoting mandala499 (Reply 14):|
The CEO should have gotten an airborne wireless access point connected to an airborne satcom suite...
|Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 15):|
Eventually we did get that technology installed in the company aircraft.
|Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 11):|
Quoting Kay (Reply 10):
But what about mobile phone interference with the meteorological radar (which I believe is in the nose cone)? This is what the captain specified.
Flight crew will say a lot of things to the pax that are fudging the truth. Much better to tell a while lie than have a confused (or worse, panicked) load of pax in the back.
|Quoting Kay (Reply 18):|
Consensus is we call most likely bs on that one?
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