Electronic Device Ban

HomerJ

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There is a new article on USAToday.com that gives an update on a possible bill to ban electronic devices from cockpits. Once idiot politicians get involved in subjects of which they have no knowledge, something needs to be done. If the two NW pilots were indeed on their laptops, and got so engrossed in whatever they were doing that they lost complete sa, I hope they never fly commercially again. If they were indeed sleeping, now is the time to come clean, whatever the consequences might be. This potential bill might just be rediculous enough to pass, and could affect all of us. Think TSA on every jetbridge going through all of your stuff just before you board your aircraft to check for laptops, ipods, etc. Don't think it couldn't happen.
 

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Banning electric devices from the cockpit ...hell, I fly an A320.The entire airplane is an "electric device "...sheesh.:rolleyes:



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Stupid politicians. This is like banning CB's from truck because one guy using one did something less than brilliant.
 

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So they are going to take away my 65 year old captains' pace-maker?
 

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In Boston they had a couple subway accidents chalked up to cell phone use/texting. The response was a total ban... not only banned from using, but banned from having on their person. First time offense = termination.

They day a TSA goon confiscates my cell phone is the day I quit and move to my unabomber cabin.
 

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Those guys were just using the cockpit speakers instead of their headsets. I fly the A320 and everyone I fly with goes to speaker out of 18. Every last one of those guys misses 8 out of 10 radio calls or has to ask for a repeat.

Airbus cockpit speakers is what needs to be banned.
 

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witness protection for the 2 assclowns that couldnt admit they were sleeping.

thanks dix
 

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So how will the Jet Blue pilots compute their weight, balance, and other important stuff? Will this ground their fleet?
 

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You're gonna take my laptop but I can keep my gun? Go figure.

Baja.
 

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If the NW pilots were distracted by playing paper, rocks and scissors, would they try to ban hands?
 

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Once idiot politicians get involved in subjects of which they have no knowledge, something needs to be done.

BINGO!

If the crackhead politicians do in fact ban cell phones and laptops from the cockpit, you can bet your ass it won't be the TSA taking them. We would have to leave our electronic devices in a storage area outside of the cockpit. We would then reclaim them as we deplaned. There is no way in hell any of us should be expected to be at work for days at a time without a cell phone or laptop. In this day and age they are must have items.

These two goons need to come out of the closet and tell the world they were really sleeping.
 

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Maybe they were stroking it with sex jelly....I say ban the sex jelly (if that is what happened)

Maybe we should ban electronic devices on the floor of the senate, they seem to be enjoying the solitaire <--- and during Obama's state of the union many were tweeting http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/022509_congress_twitter_obama_speech I think they should be paying a little more attention to the freaking president, so they do run this country into a lap post or on coming train...ooops "brace for impact"
 
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Are they going to take away our EFB's or the hard mounted cell phone too?:laugh: At least that will cut down the number of in-flight company induced diversions.:D

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Are they going to take away our EFB's or the hard mounted cell phone too?:laugh: At least that will cut down the number of in-flight company induced diversions.:D

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In fairness, I believe that the language of this legislation specifically refers to "personal laptops" etc......not that this makes it any less stupid.
 

jtf

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Is there any airline that doesn't already prohibit this in the company rules?
 

FlyinGuy

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Maybe Congress can wake up and start doing things that are productive. They should investigate the steroid abuse in MLB.

oh, nevermind.....
 

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Sweeping electronics ban and allowing companies to use CVRs for disciplinary action - yet no movement on fatigue issues.
 
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