Pilot Reveals What Would Happen If We Didn’t Turn Off Our Phones During Take Off And Landing

by 2 years ago

For some people, flying can be a very stressful activity. From the moment you arrive at the airport until the time you are hailing a cab at your final destination, there are a ton of little, annoying things that always have to happen. None of it is fun. And for those of us who are addicted to being connected, turning off our phone for 30 minutes is the absolute worst.

Recently, a pilot for EasyJet, Chris Foster spoke to ECHO about all the shitty shit that people hate about flying. He tried to shed some light on why it all happens.

What would happen if you accidentally left a mobile or ipad on during take off?

In reality, nothing to be concerned about. Aircraft control systems are so sophisticated now, that they wouldn’t cause any interference

The regulations date back many years to when we didn’t even have things like ipads. The laws are starting to be relaxed – you can now use your devices in flight safety mode – and I think we’ll see more changes over the next few years.

So there you go. Next time someone comes on the plane intercom and tells you to turn your devices to the off position, take a stand against antiquated regulations and ignore them.

Foster answered several more questions during the interview. He spoke about way we put tray tables away, what happens when lightening hits the plane and plenty of other shit travelers have always wanted to know. Check out the full interview here.

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