Satellite-based PLBs transmit location, pertinent information to rescuers

11/26/2013 | Flying online

Satellite-based personal locator beacons transmit distress signals to the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and provide search-and-rescue teams with medical information. PLBs operate under two signals -- one that can get rescuers to within two miles of the wearer's location and a second that provides an exact position.

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