Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Why you have to turn off electronics on an airplane.
In an airplane, electronics and avionics in aircraft are shielded from outside signals. So the chance of some electronics interfering with the pilot's ability to listen to radio instructions are unlikely.
Most of these regulations are about making sure the passengers can exit the plane quickly in the event of an emergency. If anything goes wrong on an airplane, it is likely going to happen during landing or take-off. If anything goes wrong, you'll be able to hear the pilot or flight attendants for instructions.
Why do you have to turn off your electronics if you're not listening to anything? Well the flight attendants don't know you're not listening to anything. So it's just safer to tell everyone to turn off all their electronics.