It could be an issue. But it will probably be resolved soon. What to know the next time you hear it come up.
I've been reading about this issue with mild palpitations, because coverage has not explained exactly that 5G is but it's all been painted as complex and sorta scary. This primer is so clear and I appreciate you put it all here without freaking us out, though we all are... at least secretly anyway.
Thanks for this detailed yet easily understood explanation, Jim. I had not yet taken the time to investigate, but I was a bit surprised to heard on the car radio that Logan International in Boston is *not* subject to the delayed deployment protocol. For anyone interested, the site named www.cellmapper.net is a great way to determine which towers are in the vicinity of any given location (I used it recently to test for a conversion to broadband via 5G and have not been disappointed at all...).
On the other hand, it is fascinating to consider that the radio altimeter was invented in 1924 and has been sold commercially since 1937. For what it's worth, a friend who flies a 50 year old Cessna is making himself a LIDAR device to give him an indication of the distance to the runway when he gets below 50 feet. He is only qualified VFR and has found that touching down smoothly is the one thing that he has had trouble perfecting over the years.
Great clear article, thank you! This is an enlightening substack forum, so thanks on behalf of your many readers and fans. Hoping for safe travels for everyone, and may your next airline experience be fun and free of drama!