FAA to investigate the use of personal electronic devices

Now into the 2nd decade of the 21st century, the FAA is finally going to look into the idea of letting passenger use their electronic devices a bit more. The story specifically mentions the iPad and how the FAA official dismisses the idea that you’ll be using them any time soon. Considering how an increasing number of pilots are using the in the cockpit as a method of storing the navigation charts, I fail to see how the FAA would consider it unsafe for passengers to do so.

Better late than never, I know, but lets be rational here.