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Passenger bluetooth devices on your airline

#1 Post by CBcloud9 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:20 pm

Hi,

Doing some research on a new set of over-ear headphones for music. The thing is, I want them to be wireless.

What are your feelings about passengers having potentially hundreds of devices on board that have short range radio-frequencies in the form of bluetooth?

I have read in a press release from the FAA that bluetooth is acceptable seeing as the device is not transmitting a cellular signal, -https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases ... wsId=15254
but am wondering if anyone has any further info or input on any restricting CARS regulations that would prevent me getting a sick new set of headphones. :prayer:
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Re: Passenger bluetooth devices on your airline

#2 Post by DSoup » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:58 am

The range/power on BT is fairly low...SHOULDN'T be a problem.

Bluetooth output is 2.5mW compared to 2W for a cell phone.

I would expect it's power at range to be 1/800th of a cellphone...so if you sit in the back of the plane you'll be fine :smt040
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Re: Passenger bluetooth devices on your airline

#3 Post by SuperchargedRS » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:51 am

Never had a issue with Bluetooth, even right near the instrument panel.
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Re: Passenger bluetooth devices on your airline

#4 Post by fish4life » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:33 am

I use Bluetooth up front all the time
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Re: Passenger bluetooth devices on your airline

#5 Post by pianokeys » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:13 pm

Bose sells Bluetooth equipped headsets for pilots. So I wouldn't imagine it being an issue.
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Re: Passenger bluetooth devices on your airline

#6 Post by tipsails » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:20 pm

I listen to music with bluetooth while flying... in my headset as I'm sure many other airline pilots do as well.

I also have a pair of Jabra wireless headphones I use when flying in the back and it's never been an issue, or addressed by anyone.
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#7 Post by dashx » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:41 pm

Anyone using a bluetooth noise reduction headset? I use a wired noise reduction (earbud) set when flying and bluetooth on the ground.
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Re: Passenger bluetooth devices on your airline

#8 Post by fish4life » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:11 pm

Zulu 2, noise cancelling with Bluetooth, music while flying is nice on longer legs.
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Re: Passenger bluetooth devices on your airline

#9 Post by tipsails » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:33 am

It's honestly the best flying related purchased I've ever made (Zulu2). Nothing beats it.
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