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Requirements for an ELT/PLB

An automatic ELT must: 

  • transmit on both frequencies of 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz. 

 

Have its location identified near the point of access

 

A person must not operate an aircraft without an automatic ELT installed in the aircraft.

 

The above line does not apply to:

  • an aircraft that is equipped with no more than 1 seat if the pilot is equipped with an ELT(S) or PLB:
  • a glider or microlight aircraft if at least 1 person carried in the glider or microlight aircraft is equipped with an ELT(S) or PLB:
  • a glider, or powered aircraft, including a microlight aircraft, that is equipped with no more than 2 seats, if the glider or powered aircraft is operated not more than 10 nm from the aerodrome from which the glider or powered aircraft took off: 
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