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Old 12-31-2012, 04:49 AM   #1
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Is using electronics on planes dangerous?

Perhaps, but not quite in the way you thought:

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In 2010, a 68-year-old man punched a teenager because he didn’t turn off his phone. Lt. Kent Lipple of the Boise Police Department in Idaho, who arrested the puncher, said the man “felt he was protecting the entire plane and its occupants.”
As many have long suspected, the FAA does not really have any sound basis for their claims that using devices mid-flight could cause problems.

And, of course, there was the whole contradiction between not allowing passengers to use iPads, but pilots were using it in place of printed manuals.

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The F.A.A. then told me that “two iPads are very different than 200.” But experts at EMT Labs, an independent testing facility in Mountain View, Calif., say there is no difference in radio output between two iPads and 200. “Electromagnetic energy doesn’t add up like that,” said Kevin Bothmann, the EMT Labs testing manager.
Here is whole piece from The New York Times.
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