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Please discontinue the use of all electronic devices at this time…

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Power Down PEDs

People often ask me about the FAA restrictions on cell phone use.  My understanding is that because the transmission frequencies of such devices are not regulated, there is no way to determine whether or not such transmissions will interfere with critical communication to and from the cockpit.

The greatest disaster in aviation history—on Tenerife in 1977–occurred when control tower instructions were obscured by radio interference and one 747 attempted to take off directly into the path of another 747.  583 people died as a result.

So please don’t argue with the logic of cell phone restrictions.

Arthur K. Samsom

It has been said that CRM is just plain ol' common sense . . . but it sure is amazing how little common sense we have some times.

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh