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Do pilots switch their cell phones into airplane mode?

I think that my question is pretty self-explanatory. I‘m interested in both general-aviation and commercial jet pilots.
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Flight Mode in cellphones and in Flight WiFi access [closed]

More and more flights have in flight wifi. On the other hand, the standard pre flight announcement still tells to switch off phones or put them in flight mode. So, once the in flight wifi is turned ...
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Can we use the mobile phone GPS at 36,000 ft? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use the built-in GPS function via the smartphone at high altitude during flying as a flight crew ?
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How do I mount an iPhone X in the cockpit to record flights, as a student pilot? [duplicate]

I'm a student pilot and would like to mount my iPhone X in the cockpit to record my flights. Don't want to get an extra GoPro. However all the mounts I've seen online are designed for iPhone 6 or ...
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Why turn mobile phones off on take off and landing? [duplicate]

Why do commercial airlines insist on turning phones to airplane mode? Does it really interfere with the planes dedicated frequencies?
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Why don't airlines install Faraday cages in their planes?

Cell phones and other electronic devices can interfere with the pilot's comms and other crucial avionics, as well as cell towers on the ground, if the plane is low enough. Due to these issues, the FCC ...
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Can I leave my smartphone turned on in the checked-in luggage? [closed]

For obvious reasons, that's the best way of tracking the whereabouts of my luggage. Once the plane lands, it would establish a 3G connection, and I would be able to access its GPS position.
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When will Europe allow phones (to communicate) on planes?

Currently USA has allowed phones to be used in commercial flights, is there a similar ruling coming to Europe or will my mid air Bluetooth battles have to wait?
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How are credit cards processed during flight?

If telephones/smartphones/tablets are not allowed on planes, how comes when you buy duty free items from the cabin crew and pay by cc they will use the card reader? I suppose that in order to remove ...
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Have objective and verified tests been done of the effects of personal electronic devices on a commercial airliner's operation?

Have any governmental agencies done comprehensive tests on the effects of personal electronic devices used in the cabins (and cockpits) of commercial airliners? With the ubiquitousness of cell ...
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How do airliners facilitate in flight calls for mobile phones?

How does an airline facilitate in-flight calls for mobile phones? I would guess that over open water in flight calls are relayed by an on board link to a communications satellite. Such a system ...
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Why aren't cell phones allowed to be used in aircraft?

What problems do cell phones cause? How is using a cell phone in the air different than using it from the ground?
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If the radio fails, can a pilot contact the tower by cell phone? [duplicate]

Is it an accepted practice to notify the tower of a radio failure by cell phone, and use the cell phone as a radio, or are there other ways of dealing with radio failure?