Canadian Aviation Regulations
Version of section 605.40 from 2006-03-22 to 2020-11-24:
605.40 (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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