ELT Basics

In recent years, the FAA has made big changes to both the specifications and regulations covering Emergency Locator Transmitters. Now, your ELT must be tested annually and, if it flunks, it may have to be replaced with a new unit that meets all the latest requirements. The new ELTs are much better than the old ones, but installation can get complicated and costly. AVweb's avionics guru explains all these changes and what they mean to you.

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