Re: Cell phones in cockpit for emergency use ?

Date:         26 Oct 98 02:59:52 
From:         Jim Wolper <wolpjame@cwis.isu.edu>
Organization: ISU Mathematics
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BP II wrote a generally good description of the rles
and procedures for lost communications.

> If an A/C lost all possibilities for communication

[...]

> I guess if he needed to he could use the phone.  Who would know the number
> to O'Hare TRACON though? There must be hundred of phone numbers listed for
> O'Hare.

A bunch of the relevant phone numbers are included
in commercially available chart packages (Jeppesen) which
almost all IFR pilots carry.  Those operating under
Part 121 of the FARs can probably call their dispatch
offices, too, and probably know the number without
reference.

A friend who was lost comm in a King Air actually used his cell phone
to call the approach controller, whose response was "Cool!"

Jim Wolper ATP/PhD/CFI