While you’re flying an airplane is no time to be distracted by a cell phone
A pilot using a cell phone in flight, especially during a high work-load segment of a flight, may find the price that might be paid for giving too much attention to the phone is a lot higher than when on the ground.
Editor’s note: From the first instant we have our hands on the controls, moving an airborne craft through an initially startling number of dimensions, we are pilots. The pilot we were at that moment is alive in all of us still, but as we fly we learn to experience flight in new ways, and that more »
The promise of ADS-B needs to be accompanied by a reality check
It won’t be for a few years, but we’ll eventually know whether the FAA’s automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system will meet expectations of its advocates as being the greatest thing since sliced bread for both pilots and air traffic controllers.