facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Petition challenges FAA on gadgets

Dec. 24, 2012 at 2:54 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Ex-Star Trek actor George Takei said he is "put off" by U.S. regulations forbidding air travelers from keeping gadgets turned on during liftoffs and landings.

Takei, who played Sulu in the original cast of "Star Trek," has collected 17,000 signatures on a petition he plans to submit to the Federal Aviation Administration on behalf of people fed up with having to turn off electronic devices during those anxiety-provoking takeoff and landing maneuvers.

"I suspect I'm not alone in feeling put off," Takei''s petition says.

The petition was posted in early December on Change.org, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

In August, the FAA said it would study the use of electronic devices during flights.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Iran boasts of nuclear energy potential
2
Russian military receives upgraded helicopters
3
U.S. Navy receives new attack submarine
4
Home Depot latest victim of hackers
5
A400M demos refueling capability using Cobham equipment
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback