CTIA Wants More Testing of In-Flight Calling
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Top message: Thats bogus man! by Natas
Replying to: Re: as a matter of fact by Natas
Yea I mean the cell phone systems dont effect the navigation systems or anything on a plane you know. I should know, I am a pilot. Trust me at first the whole cannot fly with cell phone was mostly so we could charge you incredible amounts for those wonderful little phones in the front of your seats. Hell, I have personally sat in the left seat of an airplane (up front of course) and saw nothing happen to the controls. This is because everything uses different signals. Hell the most interferrence that a standard device can give out is an am radio station. They are on the same frequencies as an ADF (yea, you can tune one in, put it on the com panel and actually listen to it) I mean people if you had any idea how much wiring there is inside a plane and how many radios you would flip out. The ground testing is the problem because we go up way high and go way fast. you think a handoff between towers is bad when driving at 40 mph in your car, how about the cell phone towers trying to work at 500+ miles an hour!!! Oh and for a funny link that you all might enjoy: http://sportys.com/acb/showdetl.cfm?&did=19&p roduct_id=7145 It is an actual adapter so we can use the phone in midair using our headsets!!!
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