[IP] RE Flying and turning "off" the pump
This is an interesting subject, because I recently started up on my Cozmo.
Being the engineer that I am, I read ALL of the Specs in the
back of the manual. I was impressed to discover that the Cozmo has been tested
to comply with RTCA/DO-160D. For those who don't work
on Avionics, this is a specification that is used to insure the various
electronic systems on board an aircraft do not interfere with one
I was even more impressed to see that the Cozmo was tested to "Level M" for
radiated emissions. This is more strict regulation than is
placed on many of the electronic devices that are used on the aircraft itself.
I know a little about this, since I work for a company that
builds Avionics. But then I remembered that Deltec is owned by Smith's, another
company that also makes avionics.
Needless to say that the Cozmo at least is perfectly safe to use on an
aircraft. I would not be supprised to find that other pump companies
are also testing to this specification. So if a flight attendant gives you a
hard time, just spout off some of the jargon above and tell them to
bring you another soda.
> Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 10:46:45 -0500
> From: "j graphics unltd." <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Flying
> Flying In a message dated 5/12/03 12:19:42 AM, Mario writes: >I am going
> to be flying next week, and I was wondering what the best way >to >carry
> my extra supplies is. Should I put them in my checked bags? Also, >with
> >insulin, do I just need to have the bottle in the box with the original
> >pharmacy label on it?
> Hello Mario! I just flew American Airlines in March. They ask that I
> call their 800 number to let them know I'm a pumping diabetic and what
> flight/s I'll be on. Sometimes I've been asked to suspend the pump's
> operation during takeoff and landing. They only ask I pack the insulin
> bottle's box complete with pharmacy Rx label, but no one's ever asked to
> see it. And like everyone you're prob'ly going to hear from, I say KEEP
> YOUR INSULIN & SUPPLIES WITH YOU! Since you have a medical condition,
> you get to carry an extra carry-on bag. That means you get your regular
> carry-on bag (#1), a purse or second carry-on bag (#2) AND the medical
> carry-on bag (#3). Hope you're flying for fun.
> joyce ... dob 11/1952;dxd 2/1968; ip 2/2001
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