Source: The New York Times
quote: You don't understand the need to debate things do you? Everyone is always honest and correct and their is no need to discuss anything?
quote: By the logic you put forth, they shouldn't be on the plane AT ALL. There's no reason a person can't go 2hrs without their electronics, right?
quote: Those ten minutes at both ends of the flight do not mean the end of the world for them.
quote: I'm perfectly aware of the data and testing that has been done on this issue. The thing is, until the FAA changes their policy
quote: The idea that something is safer the higher you are in the air is absurd.
quote: This is totally inaccurate. Electromagnetic energy adds up as the vector sum of all the emitters.
quote: Remember, the clock frequency of many of these devices is much higher than the operating frequencies of many radio receivers. ...
quote: How silly would it be if a terrorist could bring down a plane just by turning on a phone during a flight.
quote: but I do care if the plane's electronics are so fragile that me listening to my iPod in row 34 has any effect whatsoever on electronics in the cockpit.
quote: it was discovered that the FAA decided to allow American Airlines pilots to use iPads instead of paper flight manuals in the cockpit.