25 Things That Your Pilot Won`t Tell You

Submitted by: ferdyfred 1 year ago in Entertainment

One For 747 pilot - true false or just plane BS
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Male 1,745
Thanks Wonk61!
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Male 13,624
@davymid Thanks good buddy :-)
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Male 9
@Paperduck- Back in the days of analog cell phones, a phone in the air would try to connect with all of the towers it could "see" and tie things up. So originally it was an FCC rule - today I think that rule continues mostly to appease nervous flight attendants.

In terms of general electronic devices- I and many of my passengers used to have an AT&T Blackberry that would create a buzzing sound in my headphones if it was trying to check its data connection. It got louder in the headphones when the phone was closer, but only one time was it loud enough to interfere with communications (that was my FO`s phone). Since those days I never had a problem; I think people are just trying to be extra cautious. Though, as Alec Baldwin pointed out, the pilots are running iPads :)
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Male 1,745
I was hoping he`d touch on the turning off electronic devices and airplane mode rule. It doesn`t make sense that it could interfere with the plane`s communications and I`ve never heard of such an incident. The best explanation I came up with is the possibility the signal could be used as a honing device for someone tracking from the ground, maybe in a crazy shoot down attempt but admittedly that sounds far fetched too. Anyone here know what`s the fear of not being in airplane mode?
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Male 12,138
vv No Fred, nothing you`re doing wrong. Part of the job description of Site Moderator is that we have to be at least borderline retarded. In fact, it`s a requirement. It`s us screwing up the titles - keep the good stuff coming or we don`t `ave owt for t` content!

Anyways, fixed now, sorry about that!
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Male 13,624
One for the mods, my titles in posts of late are like this one `25` although I put full title up
something Im doing wrong?
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Male 13,624
@davymid
No probs good buddy, glad to assist
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Male 1,253
Did we land or were we shot down?
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Male 11
I was all ready to call BS on this video since most of these types of videos are just that. But this was right on the money except for one thing. It`s not a "water landing" or "crashing into the ocean". It`s "ditching".
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Male 91
Say "nice landing" to the pilot? I don`t remember the last time I could even see the pilot.
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Male 12,138
Liked it! Wondered about some of these, had a few questions answered here. Cheers Fred!
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Male 1,380
Interesting. I have doubts about the cost of a ticket though. They said it hasn`t gone up since the 80s but I`ve been flying since then and the cost is DEFINITELY much higher for me. And that isn`t even accounting for the added fees and overall decline in service.

None of that has to do with the pilots tho. I have nothing but respect for them.
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Male 13,624
Link: 25 Things That Your Pilot Won`t Tell You [Rate Link] - One For 747 pilot - true false or just plane BS
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