If you have seating capacity for more than 1 occupant in your homebuilt aircraft then you are
required to install a functioning ELT
(Emergency Locator Transmitter). This device automatically sends a distress signal when it senses a crash of the aircraft (special switch senses G-forces from aircraft deceleration).
There are lots of models to chose from. If they all perform the same function, then why are there
so many models
and a wide variety of prices? Turns out, they are
not all the same
- and some are better than others at getting search and rescue to your disabled aircraft.
Watch this week's Tip to make sure you understand the various features of the ELTs that are available at your aircraft supplier.You may discover that some features have escaped your understanding due to new technologies.