What’s Inside Your Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)? Part II

  In Part I of our blog, we reviewed the importance of having an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) with an internal antenna. Today we will address the critical differences between the 121.5MHz ELTs that many people still fly with today, versus the 406MHz associated with a GPS. Many general aviation professionals and enthusiasts already have an ELT onboard […]

What You Need to Know About the GADSS Regulation

  What is GADSS? Following several accidents where downed aircraft could not be located at all, or only after long and expensive search efforts, the Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) recommendations were adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in March 2016. In December 2015, the European Union (EU) also adopted the […]

What’s Inside Your Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)? Part I

  Whether you’re operating a general aviation aircraft or an aviation enthusiast, it’s hard to imagine that you’ll ever have an accident while flying and safety equipment may not be top of mind. Of course we all know that aviation incidents occur, and McMurdo is an integral part of the global system that determines your […]