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User currently offlineElliott From Greece, joined Mar 2000, 56 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11952 times:

Hi all
I am looking for the procedure of ELT checks. There is a specific date/time each month for testing purpose.
Can anyone advise me for the full procedure or a related link?

Many thanks in advance
Elliott Kefalas kefalasi@aia.gr
Airfield Services Division
Athens INTL Airport


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User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11888 times:

Anytime of the day at 5 minutes after the hour.

TB


User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11882 times:

Just listen to 121.5 and turn the ELT on during the first 5 minutes of the hour.


At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineContact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 11879 times:

And maximum 3 sweeps......  Smile

User currently offlineElliott From Greece, joined Mar 2000, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 11844 times:

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Elliott


User currently offlinePW4084 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 11804 times:

And in addition to the prearranged time discussed above, ELTs can be tested other times if arrangements are made with the 'nearest FAA Control Tower or FSS'

AIM 6-2-5

PW4084


User currently offlineContact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 11790 times:

"And in addition to the prearranged time discussed above, ELTs can be tested other times if arrangements are made with the 'nearest FAA Control Tower or FSS' "

Do not apply outside the US..............


User currently offlineFredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11783 times:

And as always, but even more than usual when testing ELTs, do not follow procedures given on a.net or anywhere on the net. Check the regs/procedures applying to your operation firsthand.

I don't think whatever CAA you're under would look very kindly if you ring the alarm bell and try to explain it with "well, this bloke on a.net said..." Got a license? How much is it worth to you?  Smile

Cheers,
Fred



I thought I was doing good trying to avoid those airport hotels... and look at me now.
User currently offlinePW4084 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11768 times:

Good Point FredT

PW4084


User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11746 times:

I do not know what the laws are in Greece.

But here in the U.S. only a A&P can sign-off on a ELT test/check.



My Country can beat up your Country....
User currently offlineUAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11745 times:

FYI, the ELT must be tested every 12 calendar months, and the battery must be replaced A) after 24 calendar months, B) after 1 cumulative hour of use, or C) after half of it's life span.

User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11738 times:

and to remember that

121.5

12 calander months 1 hour of use .5 =1/2 (half its life)





User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 11726 times:

Hi guys.

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  Big grin

Chris  Smile




"Just a minute while I re-invent myself"
User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11718 times:

Most plane have the test switch in the cockpit these days.


At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 2 hours ago) and read 11707 times:

In Addition to 121.5 Mhz,Do the Military Forces use 243Mhz,or another Distress frequency.
regds
HAWK.



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 11699 times:

Wilcharl,

That is a pretty little nifty method to remember it! I'm sure I'll never forget it now!

TB


User currently offlineFlightTest From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 11690 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...

User currently offlineFlyn From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 11683 times:

That would be my luck crash write on the hour

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