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Buying Or Selling An Aircraft? 4 Reasons To Use An LOI.

If you’re interested in buying or selling aircraft, your intentions may be clear to you, but not necessarily to the other party. When you’re the buyer, a Letter of Intent (LOI) establishes you as a seriously interested buyer but without necessarily committing you to complete the transaction. When you’re the

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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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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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Best Practices: Managing An Aircraft Management Company

Best Practices: Managing an Aircraft Management Company 5 Scenarios that could cost you money, and impact safety  Let’s start with two questions to ask yourself: How qualified is this aircraft management company to adapt to the changing needs of my business and the marketplace? Am I paying fair prices and

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Making a Case for Shared Aircraft Ownership

Owning an aircraft free-and-clear is often the ideal. But, there are situations where shared aircraft ownership can work economically and logistically. When appropriately structured, a shared aircraft ownership arrangement can prove to be mutually beneficial. However, before entering into a multiparty ownership arrangement, it’s important to understand the potential downside,

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