Mr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2786 posts, RR: 9 Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9548 times:
I'm curious, are there aircraft out there with an ELT "test" switch in the cockpit that the pilot can use for this test?
In a Cessna 150, to gain access to the ELT so you can manually turn it on, you have to remove the aft interior cabin wall to reach the ELT's manual transmiter switch. (a good way to put your back out!) Or there's an exterior access panel as well.
This process seems like a pain...compared to a cockpit switch.
PS. You can also test your ELT by landing REALLY hard and then tuning your COM to 121.5
FlightTest From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 35 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9512 times:
Funny that this topic comes up. Security came into our hanger last night right at quitting time looking for an ELT that was sounding off. After checking all of our aircraft, we sent them on thei way still searching. They ended up finding one going off in a BeechJet over in corporate transportation that was going through inspection. Oops...