I’m getting more acute to the silly rules that we take on like mild sheep.
Supposedly, any electrical device with an on/off switch can cause havoc on a jet’s navigation. What kind of engineers do they have at Boeing, et al?
I dont buy it.
So I have been experimenting.
On 3 of my last flights, I kept my iPod Touch on through landing and lift off. There were no incidents.
One 1 flight, I kepy my laptop open and worked on photo editing.
The plane did not go into a tailspin.
Then there was these announcements on Southwest that some new FAA regulation requires that passengers do not place any items in the seat back pockets during liftoff and landing. No cups. No magazines. No napkins.
We all know the flaps wont work if a seat tray is down, but what the _______ can happen to a plane if I put a plastic cup in a seat pocket?
Hence my subversive protest.
Your planes are safe from my iPod and my questionable taste in music, so until things change, I continue to collect data.
Perhaps the FAA will come after me now?
The post "My iPod Will Not Crash Your Airplane" was originally yanked out of the teeth of a rabid chicken at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2008/04/my-ipod-will-not-crash-your-airplane/) on April 19, 2008.