Jet Talk

Tail-End Ferry Fatigue – Get-Home-Itis Isn’t the Only Factor
Kent S. Jackson | March 11, 2021

In September, the NTSB published a Final Report with a very simple determination of probable cause: “The pilot’s loss of helicopter control as a result of fatigue during cruise flight at night.” The flight was a “tail-end ferry flight.” Unlike FAR Part 121 operations, charter operators under FAR Part 135 have no rest requirements for […]

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Base Inspections for Part 91 Flight Departments
Kent S. Jackson | April 14, 2020

The FAA is Coming For years the FAA’s lack of budget dictated cut backs on “non-essential travel” to places like: airports. Budget cutbacks also resulted in Flight Standards Offices (formerly known as FSDOs, or GADOs if you are older) migrating from convenient airport office buildings to cheaper office parks that are nowhere near an airport. And of […]

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NBAA BACE
Kent S. Jackson | October 28, 2016

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 into one meeting place to […]

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Making a Drone Work For You
Kent S. Jackson | September 21, 2016

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 MeasuresThe new rules regulate operations and safety for drones weighing less than 55 […]

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UAS (Drone) Pilot Regulations
Kent S. Jackson | September 9, 2016

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 Pilot Regulations.On June 28, 2016, […]

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Buying Or Selling An Aircraft? 4 Reasons To Use An LOI.
Kali M. Hague | July 26, 2016

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 seller, requesting an LOI weeds […]

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