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If you are involved in an accident or incident and the FAA finds out about it, which it usually does, it is quite possible that you may receive a letter from the FAA requesting that you submit to
If someone operates an aircraft that is insured by another party (e.g. a lessee leasing the aircraft from the aircraft owner or another operator of the aircraft where that lessor has an existing policy insuring the aircraft) and theShow More Summary
I was recently asked this question by an airman in this very difficult situation. When the airman was younger, the airman was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder. More recently the airman was evaluated by a new doctor who told the airman that, in the doctor
After 9/11, the TSA determined that flight schools and flight instructors were in a position to help provide security in the aviation environment. As a result, the TSA enacted regulations requiring both flight schools and independent...Show More Summary
To this day, I am still amazed at the number of pilots and aviation professionals I run into who think it is OK to "pencil whip" a document. Some pilots trying to build time toward their next certificates/ratings may add "parker pen time" to their pilot logbooks. Show More Summary
If you ever find yourself in this position, it is important to understand that you do not have to make that call. You are under no legal obligation (regulation or otherwise) to place the call. The request is not an ATC instruction under FAR
If you are an air carrier operating aircraft with nine passenger seats or less under 14 C.F.R. Part 135, you know that
Do you fly in RVSM airspace? Or do you manage aircraft that fly in RVSM airspace? Do you fly air tours under
If you are an aviation employer who employs safety sensitive employees, you know 14 C.F.R.
If you are involved in an aircraft accident or incident, you want to make sure you have insurance coverage if you need it. In order to make sure you will have coverage, you need to understand the terms of your aircraft insurance policy and comply with any conditions or limitations in the policy. Show More Summary
As you may know, the various FAA offices and inspectors within those offices routinely provide responses/guidance on issues that may be inconsistent with other FAA offices and even with other inspectors in the same office. In the past,...Show More Summary
Many people own aircraft using corporations or LLCs. Usually liability and tax benefits drive the decision. However, many of these ownership structures do not take into consideration regulatory requirements and, in fact, are not in compliance with the regulations. Show More Summary
So, your certificate has been suspended or, worse yet, revoked. Whether the FAA issued an order and you didn't appeal, or you appealed and lost, you are still in the same position. But what, if anything, happens next, you might ask.Show More Summary
If you hold an airman certificate you know, or at least you should know, that you are subject to the reporting requirements of 14 C.F.R.
Since the FAA began implementing its new compliance philosophy last year, fewer case are being appealed to the NTSB. However, it appears that the cases that are being appealed the most are emergency orders of either suspension or revocation. Show More Summary
Have you ever wondered what someone means when they refer to a "wet" versus a "dry" aircraft lease? Many people think it has something to do with whether the aircraft is being leased with or without fuel. However, fuel actually has nothing...Show More Summary
If you operate an unmanned aircraft system ("UAS") or drone, you should be aware that your operation of the drone is subject to FAA enforcement. What does that mean? Well, for a discussion of FAA enforcement as it applies to UAS or drone operations, please read my latest article on the subject: Drone Operators Beware: Drone Operations Are Subject To FAA Enforcement.
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force has met and submitted its final report to the FAA with recommendations for the creation of a drone registration process which the FAA would ultimately use to promulgate drone registration rules. Show More Summary
Do you know how and where the IA's sign-off for your aircraft's 100-hour inspection should be made? In the airframe logbook? In the engine logbook? In the propeller logbook? All of the above? If you aren't sure, and would like to know, you may want to read my latest article on the topic: Understanding the "What" and "Where" for Documenting Your Aircraft's Annual Inspection.