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Satellite Tracking

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The system is pure magic, there are a few variations of it on the market. Most now incorporate cell phone, your position in lat and long, speed, alititude and direction of flight. All of which as someone said earlier can be tracked by anyone on the web for a small fee.

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This system could have positive implications as far as SAR goes. If there's some sort of database that keeps track of "last known position" at a 10 sec interval, if someone goes missing, the search area will be quite small.


Reminds me of the guy a couple of years ago who left Montreal on a ferry flight to North Bay and never made it. They found the A/C over a year later. Same thing happened in New Brunswick, but the delay was even longer before they located the wreckage.


We'll never know, but maybe some lives could've been saved had the crash sites been found immediately after the crash.


What it all boils down to though is cost and weight...

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