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52.32 General Operating Restrictions

52.32.2 State the restrictions on the use of portable electronic devices in flight. CAR 91

(A) No person may operate, nor may any operator or pilot-in-command of an aircraft allow the operation of, any cellphone or other portable electronic device that is designed to transmit electromagnetic energy, on any aircraft while that aircraft is operating under IFR.

 

(B) Except as provided in paragraph (C), no person may operate, nor may any operator or pilot-in-command of an aircraft allow the operation of, any portable electronic device on any aircraft flying under IFR during an instrument approach or departure procedure or during any other critical phase of flight.

 

(C) Paragraph (B) does not apply to⎯

(1) hearing aids;

(2) heart pacemakers;

(3) portable voice recorders;

(4) electric shavers;

(5) electronic watches; or

(6) any other portable electronic device if the operator of the aircraft has determined that the portable electronic device to be operated will not cause interference with any aircraft system or equipment in the aircraft on which it is operated.

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