Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WX1FLY, Jun 5, 2018.
I'll fix that, Eric......wa-yyyyyyy too much argumentation on this topic.
I suppose it's politically incorrect to talk about the Mile-High Club on the repeater!
Congratulations on your amateur radio license it's an enjoyable Adventure.
As for a passenger asking to use a handheld radio for transmitting:
First of all, read the FAA rules, if you're a confident pilot you should have already checked the rules on secondary non-necessary transmitting equipment.
Under the FAA rules if you feel the equipment is not going to affect your navigation equipment, then you could allow it to happen. But since post 9/11 days why would any competent pilot allow it. There are many other things such as security, passenger concerns and each Airlines individual procedures and rules that you're required to follow.
Unless you physically check the equipment (are you an avionics technician too, or have some authority to guarantee that that transmitter is not going to affect your navigation equipment) why would you risk approving it?? There are many of us who have in fact operated HTs from commercial and Military aircraft with the pilot approval, but that was 20 years ago!!!!!
Our first job as Pilots is to fly the aircraft.
But a big part of being a commercial pilot is following rules, company procedures, and keeping passengers in check and not creating additional problems.
Does anyone remember these "fly me" airline commercials from the 1970s????