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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 605.40 from 2006-03-22 to 2020-11-24:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall activate an ELT except in an emergency.

  • (2) A person may activate an ELT during the first five minutes of any hour UTC for a duration of not more than five seconds for the purpose of testing it.

  • (3) Where an ELT has been inadvertently activated during flight, the pilot-in-command of the aircraft shall ensure that

    • (a) the nearest air traffic control unit, flight service station or community aerodrome radio station is so informed as soon as possible; and

    • (b) the ELT is switched off.

  • SOR/2002-345, s. 4

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