January 2009

Aviation Interest

Satellite Monitoring of 121.5 MHz ELTs Ends On 1 February 2009

From FAAST – 

Termination of satellite monitoring of 121.5 MHz ELTs will happen in under a month. Are you ready? On 1 February 2009, the International Cospas-Sarsat Organization (U.S. included) will terminate processing of distress signals emitted by 121.5 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs). Pilots flying aircraft equipped with 121.5 MHz ELTs after that date will have to depend on pilots of over flying aircraft and or ground stations monitoring 121.5 to hear and report distress alert signals, transmitted from a possible crash site.

Aviation Interest

Satellite Monitoring of 121.5 MHz ELTs Ends On 1 February 2009

From FAAST – 

Termination of satellite monitoring of 121.5 MHz ELTs will happen in under a month. Are you ready? On 1 February 2009, the International Cospas-Sarsat Organization (U.S. included) will terminate processing of distress signals emitted by 121.5 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs). Pilots flying aircraft equipped with 121.5 MHz ELTs after that date will have to depend on pilots of over flying aircraft and or ground stations monitoring 121.5 to hear and report distress alert signals, transmitted from a possible crash site.

Aviation Regulation

LASP Hearings Over – Will TSA Listen?

GA Gives TSA An Earful Over LASP The Transportation Security Administration wrapped up the public hearings into its highly controversial Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) with a fifth and final session in Houston today (following a similar session in Chicago last week) and TSA reps heard more of the same from the GA community. In fact, if anything, rather than calm the waters, the hearings appear to have whipped up even more opposition to the plan, which would mandate airline-style security procedures for aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds.