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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 605.40 from 2020-11-25 to 2024-05-01:

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

  • (2) A person may activate an ELT, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, for the purpose of testing the ELT for a duration of not more than five seconds during the first five minutes of any hour UTC in the case of an ELT that transmits on the 121.5 MHz frequency or an ELT that transmits on both the 406 MHz and the 121.5 MHz frequencies.

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

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

    • (b) the ELT is deactivated.

  • SOR/2002-345, s. 4
  • SOR/2020-238, s. 8

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