Much to the chagrin of the FAA, the Bits contributor has been leading the charge for in-flight electronic device usage. His latest line of attack points to the ever-shifting standards for how many iPads are safe during takeoff and landing.
In November, after repeatedly being told on airplanes to turn off my Kindle or iPad during takeoff and landing I picked up the phone — while back on the ground, of course — and called the Federal Aviation Administration to ask why.
Les Dorr, a spokesman for the F.A.A., told me the agency would rather err on the side of caution when it comes to digital e-readers and iPads on planes.
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