SoCalPilot wrote:The FAA 10,000' electronics rule went away several years ago when they realized it made no sense. When I flew for a 121 carrier we dinged at 10,000 to let the FA's know we were no longer in a sterile cockpit environment. Otherwise you are certainly allowed to use electronic devices below 10,000', at least according to the FAA. Laptops and other larger items have to be stowed for takeoff and landing, but thats the only exception that I'm aware of.
Woodreau wrote:Sometimes we get busy and we forget the 10000ft trigger - flaps come out, gear comes down, then you hear the flight attendants in the back go into panic mode, lots of thumps, slams, PA announcements, “get crap stowed for landing” gets compressed into a very short period of time and the nasty look when you open the cockpit door....
wxman11 wrote:Quick question. We all know that after passing 10,000 feet, passenger are permitted to use their electronic devices. Usually that rules comes into play in mean sea level, at least that what I would think. But if you have a airport field elevation at 5,000 feet like in Denver for example, is the 10,000 feet rule AGL or MSL??? Meaning, if you fly out of DEN, instead of the 10,000ft MSL when the message allows you to use your device would actually be 15,000ft AGL?
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