Do you know why you have to turn off electronic devices during takeoff and landing?
Some electronic devices could theoretically interfere with aircraft equipment but it’s not always clear which gadgets are likely to offend. It’s easier to diagnose any possible interference when the plane is at cruising altitude rather than during takeoff and landing. So it’s simpler to just ask passengers to turn all devices off, even those, such as the Kindle and Nook, that barely draws a charge while in use. Within the next year these rules could change.
According to the New York Times, the FAA may ease up on the strict rules requiring passengers to shutdown ALL electronics during certain times. This new regulation would not apply to cellphones but rather e-readers and laptops that are put in airplane mode. I never fully understood why I was turning off my phone and electronics during takeoff and landing. I thought maybe because of radio interference. I found researching this topic very interesting!