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    GPS on Airplane?

    So I have a Garmin Nuvi 270 and I am getting ready to take a trip involving flying. I thought it would be cool to reset the top speed recorder and turn it on in flight and have it record a 400+mph. But, I know they are pretty down on cell phone use, or anything that transmits or receives a single. Do you think this would be an issue, or should I do it anyways? Any thoughts?
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    Not sure bout them allowing it. But it would sure look cool.

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    I do it all the time with my etrex legend. I have a 634 top speed on mine. The coolest part is looking at what city you are flying over! To answer your question, yes they do allow it.
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    cool. Might do that next time i fly! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bisque98
    I do it all the time with my etrex legend. I have a 634 top speed on mine. The coolest part is looking at what city you are flying over! To answer your question, yes they do allow it.
    Really? They do allow it huh? Cool. Do you think I should ask when I board just to be sure? I guess it is different than a cell phone in that the signal is different. Once I get back I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for the input!
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    cool. go for it. And if they do........DON'T FORGET TO TELL US THE SPEED!!! lol And other stuff.

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    338 or something like that I have gotten before. Coming back from a trip i guess the gps turned on under the plane. It was pretty funny looking at the max speed for a while when driving my car.
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    lol. Hyper-Speed!!! haha

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    My boyfriend has asked two different pilots in the past year and both said not to use it. They said it can mess with their instramentation. Not that it will, but it could. Then the one joked and said, to trust him, he knew where he was going and we didn't need the GPS to get there.
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    like 2 years ago i tried to to this with my nuvi. unfortunalety i couldent get a signal. probably because i was going from LA to hawaii idk
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackyardBasher
    Then the one joked and said, to trust him, he knew where he was going and we didn't need the GPS to get there.
    Most airliners are pretty well automated now any way.

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    My dad is an engineer at Garmin and does it all the time when he flies (he's a pilot for Garmin too) with no issues at all.
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    Well, I did it. I flew American Airlines, and their guidelines say not to use it, so I only turned it on for a few minutes at a time. It did have a hard time finding a signal...go figure right? You are flying in a metal box after all. But one time it found a signal easily, and registered my top maximum top speed at 567 mph!!! It was cool to see the speed, as well as zoom out the map and see where I was. But like I said, their guidelines say to not use them at all, so do it at your own risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chachi_RC
    Well, I did it. I flew American Airlines, and their guidelines say not to use it, so I only turned it on for a few minutes at a time. It did have a hard time finding a signal...go figure right? You are flying in a metal box after all. But one time it found a signal easily, and registered my top maximum top speed at 567 mph!!! It was cool to see the speed, as well as zoom out the map and see where I was. But like I said, their guidelines say to not use them at all, so do it at your own risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGuy
    Pics or it didnt happen


    Meh, I could care less if you think it happened or not really. But, I'll get you pics anyways.

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    lol, nice man!! I thought they would say something like that. They just have to do that. Its understandable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGuy
    Pics or it didnt happen
    Here you go sport. Really, I don't know why I needed to take care of this need for you, but anyways.....


    Yeah Carbon, it was kind of cool to try. But it specifically said in their little magazine in the pocket with the barf bag that no GPS systems are to be used. But for the one minute, I figured it couldn't hurt. I really would like to hear the real reason from an actual commercial airline pilot on why you can't use cell phones and GPS units. Plus, they have you shut ANY electronic device off on take-off and landings. What could a Nintendo DS or DVD player do if it was on during a take-off?
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    Pretty cool, the Mythbusters busted the myth about cell phones on planes a couple years ago. I don't think the GPS, or a dvd player would do anything either.
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    yea, i saw that episode. BUSTED!! hehe

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    Chachi, what kind of plane were you on?
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    Ah crap, I can't remember. It was a McDonnell-Douglas, but I don't remember which. It is the one that has the three seats on one side and two on the other. Sorry, don't remember the model.
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    Good idea!!!
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    The reason they want all electronic devices off on take off and landing, is they hope that you are paying attention to the instructions being given....lol. Not to mention, that in the event of an emergency, at TO and landing, those little DS's and CD players can become projectiles. On a side note, has anyone turned on their phone after take off? I have, and unless you have a sat phone, you arent getting a signal.

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    yea, exactly. Hence the word "HOPE". lol

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