When possible, redundancy is always a good thing in aviation. When something goes wrong, having a backup could save your life. While there are no such things as backup wings or backup landing gear, you can and should have a backup communications system in the form of a handheld transceiver.
In-panel radios are usually dependable, but their increasing complexity also means more opportunities for failure. A simpler, handheld transceiver provides an added layer of security in the event of a failure.
It’s not just about having a backup plan, though. In some instances, a handheld transceiver is the best way to communicate from ground to air. Such is often the case with FBOs, flight schools, flight instructors, firefighters, law enforcement, and more.
Pilot Mall carries a wide selection of aviation transceivers and accessories from Yaesu, Icom, Gleim, and more. Always be in touch with help from Pilot Mall.
Being able to communicate is an essential component of aviation safety. While in-panel communication radio installations are generally robust and dependable, they can and do fail. And, in an era where more and more functions are being combined into NAV/COM systems that display information on a single LCD screen, there are more failure modes to think about than just the failure of a radio. A display failure, symbol generator failure, or even an aircraft electrical power failure can knock you out of the communications game and make life aloft very difficult indeed. It is no wonder that many smart pilots opt for the added layer of security that carrying a handheld aviation transceiver provides.
Pilot Mall carries a wide selection of aviation transceivers from Yaesu Transceivers, Icom Transceivers, Gleim Receivers, and others. We also provide a wide selection of transceiver accessories such as power adapters, battery cases, and extra batteries. Make sure that you are never out of touch—check out Pilot Mall's aviation transceiver selection.