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Why Can’t You Use Your Phone on a Plane?

Whether you’ve got the latest iPhone or the same flip phone you’ve had since 2002, you’re still asked to turn off your device before take off. Why is that?

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Sources:

http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/airlines-airports/turn-off-cell-phone-on-plane
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/23/travel/cell-phones-devices-on-airplanes/
https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=15254
https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=15255
https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/blog/2013/12/05/our-role-expanding-inflight-mobile-wireless-services
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/14/2016-29830/use-of-mobile-wireless-devices-for-voice-calls-on-aircraft
http://www.airspacemag.com/how-things-work/turn-off-that-phone-5577574/?all
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/12/radio-interference
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/405637/can-cell-phones-on-planes-be-dangerous/
https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/committees/documents/media/PEDARC-11082012.pdf
http://archive.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2001/02/41273?currentPage=all
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268291731_Electromagnetic_Interference_to_Flight_Navigation_and_Communication_Systems_New_Strategies_in_the_Age_of_Wireless

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