FAA proposes ban on flight personnel playing Angry Birds


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a proposal to make it illegal for pilots and flight attendants to use wireless electronics during flight operations including mobile and hand-held devices and laptops.

The proposal excludes electronic devices related to flight operations, so airlines that are replacing printed flight manuals with iPads are excluded. This is more aimed at keeping flight attendants, pilots and other personnel from being distracted by their own personal electronics while flying.

The article points out that this has no bearing on another proposal to enable passengers to use electronic devices during take offs and landings.