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Could a Drone Be in the Path of Your Next Flight?

Unmanned aircraft systems — specifically, drones — have been increasing in number in the skies across the United States; and the use of them is also increasingly placing aircraft in danger during flight, according to what has been deemed an exclusive special investigative report from…

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Telephone Calls: Should They Be Allowed During Flight?

Effective immediately, commercial airlines may now allow passengers to use portable electronic devices throughout the entire flight — without the requirement for the devices to be switched to “airplane mode” — from origination gate to destination gate in this latest regulatory step towards enabling the ability to offer ‘gate-to-gate’ telecommunication or Wi-Fi services, according to…

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Telephone Calls: Should They Be Allowed During Flight? It Could Happen Soon…

Talk about going from one extreme to the other — and quickly.

Within a month after the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States and the European Aviation Safety Agency released announcements to allow the expansion of the usage of certain portable electronic devices to be used throughout all phases of a flight — including taxi, takeoff and landing — the Federal Communications Commission is currently considering a proposal to allow airline passengers to place telephone calls during a flight using their portable electronic devices while the aircraft is above 10,000 feet in altitude.

Judging by this response posted by…

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Use of Portable Electronic Devices Aboard Aircraft to be Expanded to Taxi, Takeoff and Landing

FlyerTalk is swamped with discussions about the decision by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States to allow the expansion of the usage of certain portable electronic devices to be used throughout all phases of a flight — including taxi, takeoff and landing — and the majority of FlyerTalk members applaud this chance in policy. Current rules dictate that portable electronic devices may only be used when the aircraft is flying at an altitude above 10,000 feet during a flight. I believe this change in policy has…

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FAA May Allow Operation of Portable Electronic Devices Below 10,000 Feet

The Federal Aviation Administration of the United States will reportedly most likely ease restrictions on airline passengers using portable electronic devices while in flight below 10,000 feet in altitude to listen to music, read books, take photographs and video, play games, watch movies and work during take-off and landing as well as while taxiing on the tarmac and runway — but do not expect it to happen for at least several months. According to an official statement released by the Federal Aviation Administration…

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