1. immortalmatt's Avatar
    Hi, with the 1520 having gps and the here maps having offline maps, when i fly on a plane in 5wks time, will i be able to track my flight to see where i am in the air?
    03-24-2014 07:11 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Aside from that being totally illegal, the answer would be no.
    03-24-2014 07:17 AM
  3. immortalmatt's Avatar
    It isn't illegal if its in flight safe mode.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...trictions.html
    03-24-2014 07:32 AM
  4. berty6294's Avatar
    I have been able to with all of my Windows Phones. I like to watch out the windows and see what islands I am flying over when in the Caribbean or what state I'm in when laying down the coast. Aside from that, a lot of airlines, after connecting to their WiFi, have a page that shows the plane on a map with speed and altitude and all that jazz.

    But yes, GPS will work and you will be able to see yourself on the map in real time.
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    03-24-2014 08:08 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I thought all transmitting and receiving technologies are supposed to be off during flights. A flight mode shuts them all off. So you need to turn GPS on which from my understanding you're not supposed to do. They haven't changed the laws yet as far as I knew.
    03-24-2014 12:11 PM
  6. kyriacou48's Avatar
    In fact, the answer is yes.

    There is a great app called FlightRadar24 - this will track your flight with satellite imaging and real time projection.

    Check it out!

    Flightradar24 | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (Australia)
    immortalmatt likes this.
    03-24-2014 07:39 PM
  7. berty6294's Avatar
    I thought all transmitting and receiving technologies are supposed to be off during flights. A flight mode shuts them all off. So you need to turn GPS on which from my understanding you're not supposed to do. They haven't changed the laws yet as far as I knew.
    I don't believe its a law. But either way I couldn't give two ****s. I like that within the first and last 20 minutes of a flight we fly at a low enough altitude to text.
    03-24-2014 11:08 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I thought all transmitting and receiving technologies are supposed to be off during flights. A flight mode shuts them all off. So you need to turn GPS on which from my understanding you're not supposed to do. They haven't changed the laws yet as far as I knew.



    Flight mode doesn't disable location service.






    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
    user928 likes this.
    03-24-2014 11:18 PM
  9. Optiplex330's Avatar
    03-24-2014 11:51 PM
  10. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    I used here drive on a domestic flight after it had taken off and was flying comfortably... Got my location along with the speed. Didn't even need the maps of the area to know the speed.
    user928 likes this.
    03-25-2014 12:01 AM
  11. user928's Avatar
    I tracked my flight from PDX to SFO today with downloaded here map. At first the gps didn't locate the planes position but I repositioned the map to our approx location and the phone started tracking.
    immortalmatt likes this.
    03-25-2014 12:08 AM
  12. kais_4's Avatar
    GPS is a passive system. You don't have to transmit anything to use it. Thus flight mode on any phone shouldn't interfere with your ability to geolocate your phone.
    immortalmatt likes this.
    03-25-2014 01:20 AM

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