This course exposes students to the major compliance requirements of the DOT, FAA, IRS, TSA, OSHA, and DOA. Participants will work through record keeping techniques, best practices and discuss audit standards and safety management systems. Participants will also learn how to spot red flags in aircraft operating structures (for example, the flight department company trap and aircraft registration issues). This is an interactive course, not a lecture. The presenters will walk participants through operating scenarios and discuss possible outcomes and the legal implications of the participants’ decisions. For example, if ATC gives you a number, should you call? What happens if you receive a Letter of Investigation from the FAA? When should an operator use a timeshare instead of a dry lease? Participants are encouraged to participate in the discussions and share their experiences.
About the Presenters:
Kent Jackson and Kali Hague are attorneys at Jetlaw®. They advise clients throughout the country and internationally on all aspects of business aviation law. Kent and Kali assist clients with structuring and complying with aircraft operations under Parts 91, 125, 135, 375, 380. The firm also helps aircraft owners and operators navigate the complex and conflicting requirements of the FAA, DOT and IRS. In addition to operational compliance, the firm assists operators with airport law issues, including self-fueling, lease negotiations, and hangar construction. Jetlaw® also represents owners in aircraft purchase and sale transactions, including importing and exporting aircraft.
Kent is a type-rated airline transport pilot, repairman, and a former Part 135 chief pilot. Kali is a commercial pilot, flight instructor and former regulatory compliance officer for a Part 135 operation. Kent and Kali are authors of the Federal Aviation Regulations Explained book series published by Jeppesen. The books illustrate and explain the policies behind the regulations, including explanations of specific situations.