However, “there are some peculiar quirks to the FAA’s bureaucratic approval process. Under current guidelines, individual tablet models will need to be tested separately — on each different aircraft model. The iPad, iPad 2 and iPad 3 will be individually tested, each on a separate flight, on an empty plane, for the Boeing 737, 747, 757, etc. Smartphones are not being considered for approval, which will be good news for those hoping to keep the skies a relatively quiet place…We are a long ways off from seeing iPads in use during takeoff and landing, but the fact that the FAA is willing to consider changing the regulations is very promising.”
So the next time you are waiting on the tarmac and have the itch to play something like:
You just might be able to.