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Uncle Cracker
13th May 2004, 01:45
Anybody know of any restriction on the use of Bluetooth equipment on board aircraft with respect to instrument interference etc? Though a forum search brought up a couple of things on the subject, no answer was evident.
I see Transair are offering a Bluetooth PDA GPS in their catalogue so do I assume it's ok to use such equipment?
Thanks in advance.
C.

ORAC
13th May 2004, 06:00
The signal is well below the interference threshold.

Aircraft safety report for bluetooth (http://www.bluetooth.org/foundry/sitecontent/document/Aircraft_Safety_Report_for_Bluetooth)

timmcat
13th May 2004, 07:59
Slightly off topic (more relevant to another thread a week or two ago) TC jnr has just bought his first Bluetooth phone. Playtime at school is now occupied by the swapping of video clips and the latest mp3 files across the playground.

It was Batman cards in my day - used to hate the bubble gum though.

topcat450
13th May 2004, 08:14
Timm - Teach him the art of blujacking - perfect for parent-child fun :E

BluJack (http://www.blujack.co.uk/)

Whirlygig
13th May 2004, 08:36
TC450

Thanks for that - having a go at that just now:E

Cheers

Whirlygig

Justforkix
13th May 2004, 08:42
Anything containing radio transmitters or recievers must be turned of from fasten seat belt sign on on the ground, untill the aircraft is again on the ground and signs are of.

Bletchley
13th May 2004, 08:46
Just be aware that there are security issues when using Bluetooth as other equipment can be used to interecept the signal and read other information from the phone.