One Pilot reveals why you REALLY have to switch your phone to flight mode on planes

You may think it’s to avoid your phone signal interfering with the electronics of the plane but it’s for a very different reason. You know that noisy sound that happens when you place a phone beside your radio? that's what pilots hear in their headphones when you leave your phones on while flying. There have never been any instances of phone signals causing a plane to crash. No matter where you're travelling to, one rule flight attendants never miss is telling passengers to switch phones to aeroplane mode.

Most travellers have been led to believe it's dangerous for the aircraft to leave phone signals on but
the real reason is very different. 
The radiation can't interfere with the oprating system enough for it to cause any major problems. But one pilot has revealed to question site Quora that the signals have been known to give them a headache. 
The phones are put on aeroplane mode because otherwise they omit a noise that annoys pilots.
He shared: “You may have heard that unpleasant noise from an audio system, which occasionally happens when a mobile phone is nearby.
“I actually hear such noise on the radio while flying. It is not safety critical, but is annoying for sure.
“It makes a bzzzt-bzzzt-bzzzt-bzzt-bzzt.
“Now imagine that noise in the pilot’s headphones, while [he or she] is receiving a critical bit of information from ground control!”
 Can anyone really hear clearly when there's that annoying interfering sound in your ears? 

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  1. I was on a flight from Lagos to Abuja last year, just beside me sat one oversabi lady who kept on using her phone even after the air hostess abi na flight attendant dem call dem? Politely pleaded with her several times to switch off. Nigerians sha...

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