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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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This Election Season, Make Every Flight Count

The 2016 election season has arrived, and with it, private aircraft owners have a unique opportunity to contribute more than a completed ballot, and accept more than a campaign promise.  FARs Part 91 generally prohibits an aircraft operator from charging for flights; however, section 91.321 provides an exception for operators

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How To Legally Operate UAS

The FAA just raised the unmanned aircraft blanket ceiling authorization from 200 to 400 feet. Until the FAA issues a final rule for unmanned aircraft systems operations (UAS), an unmanned aircraft can only be operated commercially by obtaining a Section 333 exemption. We’ll help you navigate this exciting new area

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FAA Enforcement Policy The pendulum swings to good cop

The FAA was founded with a mission to “promote and foster aviation.” After several prominent accidents in the 1990s, Congress removed this mission from the FAA’s goals. The attitude on Capitol Hill was that the agency could not enforce regulations and still serve as the aviation industry’s advocate. Pundits claimed

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Preparing for Take Off: Building Purchase Power With an Acquisition Team

Before entering into an aircraft purchase agreement, it’s imperative to understand that sales and use tax requirements are state-specific. Failing to account and plan for taxes, financing and structuring can result in an unexpected tax bill, deal breakers and closing delays. Here are key strategies to consider with your acquisition

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