- Nov 11, 2009
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CAA = state run department.
I had the "privilege" of visiting the CAA head office in Midrand to sort out my pilot radio license and from what I saw and experienced it's run by BB-BEE staff who perform on the same level as home affairs.
Maybe I'm being a bit harsh but I wasn't very impressed considering we're talking about the body that regulates flight and flight safety in the country.
i read/heard somewhere that it was due to the fact that have 300+ odd passengers connecting/disconnecting from multiple cell towers could break stuff while taking off and landing.
It's not like they routinely check whether each and every phone is off anyway.The problem with allowing in-flight mode is that, if you have any clue what dealing with large numbers of actual members of public is like, is that 90% of people are either going to be too stupid to properly put it in in flight mode or are deliberately just going to say it's in flight mode when it's not. And it's not feasible for the air crew to check every phone individually to make sure it's in in flight mode.