Missing ELT Batteries

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Many aircraft owners don’t realize that some ELT control panels and audio alerters have their own separate batteries, which must be installed at installation and then checked for date of expiration. I have seen numerous airplanes that will not pass an annual ELT check and have traced it to the missing batteries in these components.

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Vic is a fixed-wing and helicopter commercial pilot, CFII with ASMEL/ASES ratings, an A&P/IA, DAR, and EAA technical advisor and flight counselor. Passionately involved in aviation for over 40 years, he has built 11 aircraft and logged over 10,000 hours in 72 different kinds of aircraft. Vic volunteers as a Young Eagle pilot, has his own sport aviation business called Base Leg Aviation, and has written two books on aircraft prebuy and condition inspections.

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