Source: The New York Times
quote: because the use of such devices could interfere with sensitive electronics running the plane.
quote: And navigation signals are used AS THE PLANE TAKES OFF AND LANDS?
quote: Look, it's perfectly obvious what is going on here. Authorities hate admitting they were wrong, and so this farce will continue, perhaps indefinitely.
quote: And navigation signals are used AS THE PLANE TAKES OFF AND LANDS? I have to tell you --- if the pilot doesn't know which way to point the plane while it's taking off, there are much bigger problems with that flight that too many iPads being switched on.
quote: Flight attendants are there to give an annoying speech about emergency egress and serve you drinks, not to serve as a judge of which devices are safe and which could cause a problem.
quote: The amount of g-force during take-off can turn your ipad into a projectile if someone inadvertently tosses it in the air.
quote: Moreover, i doubt they will get rid of the paper documentation anyway, the risks are too high.Tablet can fail, they can be hacked, and it's much easier to steal a tablet compared to 15kg of books.
quote: When was the last time an iPad was hacked (here is clue it involves the word 'never')
quote: Why do they even need ipads during takeoff?
quote: ...is not going to cause the aircraft's systems to fritz and make the thing auger-into the ground.
quote: The New York Times called the rule that passengers need to wait until the plane reaches 10,000 feet "outdated,"