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Part 135 AOG: Drug & Alcohol Testing for Mechanics

Welcome to the Bahamas! After landing, the PIC notices a damaged part which requires emergency maintenance. The 135 operator is now AOG in a foreign country. The foreign airport has a licensed A&P mechanic that is qualified to perform the work, but the mechanic is not in a Part 135

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NBAA BACE

Join 27,000 industry professionals for the most important three days of business aviation. Ranked as the sixth largest trade show in the United States, the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will be held Nov. 1-3, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, bringing together current and prospective aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers

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Rest and Duty–The One Call Rule

“Hello.  This is your pilot speaking.”  A company needs to call its pilot on her off day. It’s no big deal you think. It’s just to run a schedule change by her, or better yet, to offer her additional training. Call anytime? Don’t dial just yet. With the one call rule, you have one chance to

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Rules and Obstacles

The last week of July, 2016 saw our attorneys attending Experimental Aircraft Association’s 64th AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The event hosted approximately 563,000 attendees and brought together about 10,000 aircraft. AirVenture is where “new aviation technology and innovations are unveiled to the world,” said EAA Chairman, Jack Pelton. This year showcased

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Making a Drone Work For You

Last month, the FAA gave businesses and industries across the country the legal ability to integrate an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) into their operations. Over 500,000 UAS are registered with the FAA, and more registrations are processed each day. Drone Safety + Security Measures The new rules regulate operations and

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UAS (Drone) Pilot Regulations

Tired of climbing into a cramped cockpit and contending with cumulonimbus and demanding passengers? Now you can make money piloting from the ground. Why not don a pair of fuzzy slippers, settle into a recliner and become a remote pilot in command (R-PIC)? Here is an overview of UAS Drone

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Future Flight

In the 1900’s, whilst the Wright brothers were changing the world as we knew it, wide-eyed people- children and adults alike, were seen dotting the outdoors, gazing into the skies each time an “air vessel”, as Lord Byron speculatively called it, passed them by. Not much has changed since- birdflight

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Get Ready For New FAA Rules For Drone/UAS Operations

Get Ready for New FAA Rules for Drone/UAS Operations They’re here… The FAA has released the new 14 C.F.R. Part 107 for Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The FAA has also published this summary of the new Part 107: The new Part 107 is effective in 30

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Who Is Watching You? ADS-B raises aircraft tracking issues (again)

ADS-B raises aircraft tracking issues (again) There is a growing awareness and concern that those who have asked that ATC tracking data be blocked from dissemination on the Internet are now subject to exposure through growing networks that capture their Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transmissions. Today, there are thousands of

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