KATHMANDU — Airlines prescribe travelers change their phones to flight mode during a flight but do you know the reasons behind it ?
If you don’t, experts have now unveiled what REALLY happens if you don’t do that.
It’s commonly believed that a device’s signal can interfere with a plane’s electrical and telecommunications systems but can they cause a crash?
According to MailOnline Travel, now experts can unveil reality behind the prevalent view and discovered precisely what happens, when you don’t put your device on flight mode.
Writing on a blog post for the site AirlineUpdates, a pilot revealed that although mobiles can cause audible interference with the aircraft’s radios, but it’s rare.
The pilot continued: “You’ve probably heard this interference yourself when a phone is set near a speaker. It sounds like a ‘dit-dit-dit-dit’ tone and it’s pretty annoying.”
In fact, the most likely reason for airlines asking passengers to put their devices on flight mode is to avoid annoying the pilots and air traffic controllers with awful sounds.
Despite some passengers believing their phones could bring the plane down, experts claim modern technology is safe and reliable and there’s no evidence electronics have ever caused a crash.
Airline workers experience the same sort of unpleasant sounds that we do if a mobile phone is too close to a set of speakers.
If a plane makes 50 journeys, the interference occurs only twice, on average, over that period of time and often this can be because of cabin crew member’s phones.
But, if there are repeated interference, it can cause the pilot or crew to miss a crucial radio call from air traffic control.
Now, some international airlines are introducing telecommunication base stations that operate at very low power and designed not to interfere with crew’s signals.Follow @gorkhapost
Bakar-Eid being celebrated
POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.
The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.
Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.
The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.
The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.Follow @gorkhapost