Last week, we asked AVweb readers about their personal practices and policies regarding cell phones and other electronic distractions in the cockpit.
The largest portion of respondents (46% of you) reported that you keep a cell phone on board in case of emergencies but never use it for conversations not directly related to the flight. The second most popular option in our poll (trailing by a distance, at only 19% of responses) was Shut off and stowed without exception in all phases of the trip. Only 6% of those polled said It's all a big fuss about nothing; pilots are multi-taskers who can prioritize their activities.
Bell Helicopter announced the development of a new pilotless helicopter based on the 407 model, and virtually any aircraft, it seems, can be made into a UAV. Where do they fit in the National Airspace System?