Amid all the discussion about iPads in the cockpits of commercial and military airplanes, one question has remained unclear — what about during takeoff and landing? Passengers are supposed to turn these devices off, lest they interfere with aircraft avionics--at least, that's the line the FAA's been giving us, despite evidence to the contrary. Now the FAA is planning to investigate itself whether iPads, Kindles and other electronic devices really can harm a plane during crucial flight phases.I made good use of my Kindle Fire during about 8 hrs of flying yesterday.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Can An iPad Cause A Plane To Crash?
My feeling is that if an iPad can bring a plane down, the plane isn't safe enough to fly in the first place: