[aprssig] TSA regs on GPS?

Rich Garcia k4gpsc at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 19:23:48 EST 2008

That is great to hear, last time I flew was 1 year ago almost to the week
and Continental did not allow them. That is quite interesting that they
decided to remove things from the list instead of add.

With Charlotte Intl. in the state that it's in (a mess!) I don't plan on
flying anytime soon thankfully. It's bad enough that I have to go there once
a month to check out my cell site. I have to jump the curb park on the
median and walk to the site since the long term parking lot is ALLWAYS full
and my shelter is in the parking lot.

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[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of w2kb at comcast.net
  Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2008 6:20 PM
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  Cc: Alan P. Biddle
  Subject: Re: [aprssig] TSA regs on GPS?

  Last year I left my Cessna 177B Cardinal tied down at Jefferson City, MO
airport when it became apparant that the weather would be bad for at least a
week and I had to get back to work in NJ.  Rented a car and drove home using
the portable Garmin 396 GPS from the plane in the auto mode.  A couple weeks
later I flew Continental from Newark to St. Louis, MO to fly back the
Cardinal and had the GPS, charts, etc. as carryon.  Upon perusing the
Continental magazine after getting on the plane, I noted that a GPS is now a
specifically permitted electronic device above 10,000 feet.  So when the
captain announced laptops, etc. OK I turned it on.  It was cool to see my
Continental flight within a few miles of the breadcrumb trail from my
Cardinal flight west a few weeks earlier.  On of the flight attendants even
came over now and then to watch its display.  <g>

  So no regulations against GPS use, it's entirely at the discretion of the

  73,  Ken W2KB

    -------------- Original message --------------
    From: "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET>

    > Hi,
    > A bit off topic, but I suspect many here travel with a regular GPS. I
    > checked the TSA and AA web site, but could not find anything, one way
    > another, concerning transporting a GPS and bean bag mount in carry on
    > Any experience, or definitive reference?
    > Alan
    > WA4SCA
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