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    Default New solo in a Short Wing

    IMG_1489.jpgIMG_1490.jpgIMG_1488.jpgI would like to announce my Son's first solo! Way to go Jon!!
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    Good on him....now you'll never get to fly your own plane, he'll be flying it!!
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    Awesome...congrats!
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    I sure would be proud if one of my kids did that!

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    Default Re: New solo in a Short Wing

    Congratulations.

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    Outstanding job.

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    I am super proud of Jon! Something that is concerning me with him headed out on solo cross coutries is the 121.5 ELT. I am thinking about installing a 406 ELT. The aircraft does not have a GPS installed. What are folks experiences with brands, mounting location, and general thoughts on install. The current ELT is installed on the hat shelf. It seems a little flimsy. Will it be secure enough for the new ELT?

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    Aero in stock has the best price I can find anywhere for the ACK E04 complete install $462.60. We also carry a PLB it use the spot tracker and you can see where he goes LOL.
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    I would recommend a 406 ELT with built in GPS. If activated it sends a burst with a bread crumb trail of the track the airplane has flown. The search and rescue guys tell me that if you have that they are going on a rescue mission. 121.5 is a search and rescue. PLBs work well also as do personal trackers like SPOT and DeLorne.

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    Congrats, neighbor!!
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