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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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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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Liability Concerns Shouldn’t Stop SMS

SMS is essentially a quality management approach to controlling risk. Corporate lawyers tend to obsess about potential liabilities associated with aircraft, so they should love SMS. Except that they don’t. Lawyers also fear records. They hate having information that can be subpoenaed, especially if there is no clear regulatory requirement

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Serving Up Liability

Earlier this year on a red-eye flight from China, I had the pleasure of sitting next to a highly intoxicated and unusually talkative German. As the sun rose and breakfast was served, the flight attendant cheerfully passed him another Guinness. He was happy. She was happy. I was not. Was

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Forecast 2014: Charter Brokers in the Spotlight

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled “Enhanced Consumer Protections for Charter Air Transportation” on Sept. 30, 2013, and then the federal government promptly shut down. Click here to download full article.

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Jackson & Wade becomes NBAA’s newest PDP provider

Jackson & Wade, LLC, is NBAA’s newest approved Professional Development Program (PDP) provider. The firm’s course, “Regulatory Compliance and Documentation,” meets NBAA’s PDP Objective Operations 3, which is to “develop the knowledge and understanding to establish a recordkeeping system to document regulatory compliance and initiate appropriate action.” Read more here:

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