16 Apr 2024

Shower Thoughts: Why do we switch our phones to airplane mode?

From Nights, 9:15 pm on 16 April 2024

Have you ever been standing in the shower, when suddenly, the noise in your brain clears and, in its place, appears the perfect thought?

That's a Shower Thought, and Nights is aiming to answer those unshakeable questions lurking in the back of your mind.

Tonight's question: Why do we have to put our phones into flight mode? Will the plane drop out of the sky if I get a text? 

Aviation expert Peter Clark joins Emile Donovan to help answer this question.

37072008 - interior of airplane with passengers on seats waiting to taik off.

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