January 19, 2013
FAA: No texting while flying
According to Newsfixnow, The FAA has proposed a rule to ban the use of personal electronic devices in the cockpit.
In the past, pilots were banned from using personal electronics only during ‘critical phases’ of the flight, meaning takeoff and landing. Under the new rule, pilots would be banned for the entire flight from using any computer gadget for personal reasons.
Though no crashes have been blamed on ‘distracted flying,’ in 2009, a Northwest Airlines crew missed their destination by 150 miles because they were on their laptops.
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