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FAA advisory panel clears Wi-Fi for takeoff

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    FAA advisory panel clears Wi-Fi for takeoff

    To the delight of many travelers (and inevitably to the chagrin of others), the Federal Aviation Administration is one step closer to clearing the use of Wi-Fi and mobile devices for takeoff thanks to a new recommendation.

    After years of requests from passengers combined with numerous studies that have argued Wi-Fi does not hamper navigational instruments on planes, the FAA relented this summer to conduct a study about the safety and usage of electronics while in flight below 10,000 feet
    Read more at: FAA advisory panel clears Wi-Fi for takeoff | ZDNet

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    It's about time because it has gotten ridiculous, they don't even allow you to keep your phone on airplane mode which turns off all wireless signals, they want the device completely off. I've been traveling for years and have only used airplane mode and keeping the phone on, haven't crashed a plane yet.
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    "the vast majority" of aircraft "are going to be just fine" from a safety standpoint, according to a senior Inc. official who headed the group's technical subcommittee.
    "Vast majority" of aircraft??? Amazon official??? That's kind of scary.

    I wonder how many millions this cost us tax payers?!!
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FAA advisory panel clears Wi-Fi for takeoff

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