I have an aversion to people like Chyna who endanger the lives of others on the plane because they can’t go a few hours without using their phone. Doesn’t she ever listen to the in flight announcements?
There is absolutely no way ever in a million years that using a mobile phone in the passenger compartment of a commercial jet would in any way affect the flight of the plane, let alone “endanger the lives of others” due to a variety of factors which I will not list now (but I can if you want): that’s coming directly to me from a chartered/private hire jet pilot who was my instructor on a flying course at the RAF.
(Sorry for the run on sentence, Todd)
All you need is 2 mobile phones to bring serious harm or danger to any commercial or military jet;
Shove an old fridge size mobile phone up the captain’s man hole, sideways, and repeat the procedure on the co-pilot. Once they’ve died from rectal bleeding, it is just a matter of waiting till the fuel runs out.
I bet your instructor at the RAF didn’t mention that.
I concur with Piper, as a trained mathematician and physicist. The airplane electronics are shielded, so there’s no way that the tiny EM signal from a phone could possibly affect them. Not that it would have an effect anyway. I mean, try using your computer and phone next to one another. No problem!
The mythbusters came to the same conclusion after doing a bunch of experiments, but (probably for legal reasons) they denied that their results were meaningful.