Re: Headset & FCC


Patrick Panzera <panzera@...>
 

This is directly off the FCC (not FAA) website:

"FCC rules currently ban cell phone use after a plane has taken off
because of potential interference to cellular phone networks on the
ground."

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/cellonplanes.html

But they do plan to change the rule.

I almost always carry one but always turn it off before preflight. In an
emergency I would certainly turn it on, but currently it's illegal to
use one in flight.

Pat

Several comments re cell phones:

1) My first flight instructor always carried a cell phone and said
she
had
used it exactly once to land in controlled airspace with radios out.
I
don't remember the details.

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