About time…

The FAA, it seems, is finally giving a sanity check to the policy against using electronics on commercial airlines:

Laura J. Brown, deputy assistant administrator for public affairs for the F.A.A., said that the agency has decided to take a “fresh look” at the use of personal electronics on planes.

This has always seemed like a ridiculous example of CYA-governance. The implication of the policy has always been that commercial grade electronics with essentially zero known emissions could potentially interfere with aircraft safety – a worrisome implication given that we’re not allowed to more than 3oz of liquids on flights lest we cobble together bath-tubs explosives mid-air. If the electronic systems are truly that sensitive, wouldn’t the worry be that terrorists use that to take down a plane? Or is it possible that they’ve know it’s not a risk, but covering your ass is easier than changing policy?

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I'm a Naval Officer living in Southern California. I hope to be attending law school in the next year or two, and I started writing this blog out of a desire to improve my writing and critical thinking skills after a couple years outside of academia.
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