Do you own a SPOT or Spidertracks tracker? If so, you might want to keep an eye on the Enhanced Special Report Service (eSRS). Tom George, (AOPA’s Regional Manager in Alaska) and Adam White (Alaska Airmen’s Association past president) worked with Flight Service in Alaska to create eSRS which enhances a VFR flight plan with satellite tracking devices. Flight Service can now be among the people notified if a distress signal goes out. Tom wrote a nice recap on the AOPA Views from the Regions blog.
Ben Sclair is the Publisher of General Aviation News, a pilot, husband to Deb and dad to Savannah, Brenna and Jack. Oh, and a staunch supporter of general aviation.