Jet Talk

Who Is Watching You? ADS-B raises aircraft tracking issues (again)
Kent S. Jackson | June 10, 2016

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 aircraft tracking capture sites receiving data […]

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You Want the Truth? FAA seeks more honest behavior, less leasing
Kent S. Jackson | June 3, 2016

The FAA is revising advisory circular AC 91-37A, Truth in Leasing, dated Jan. 16, 1978. Why? The regulation that the AC explains, FAR Part 91.23 has not changed.  Moreover, the FAA isn’t revising the basic premise behind the FAR and the AC. They simply want truth in aircraft leasing: “There are aviation companies certificated to […]

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FAR Part 91 Maintenance Programs – “Current” isn’t, and neither is “mandatory”
Kent S. Jackson | June 3, 2016

There are two maintenance questions that are posed to me again and again: First, “Are Mandatory Service Bulletins really mandatory?” and it’s counterpart: “When the manufacturer updates the maintenance program, do I have to comply with the changes?”  The owners of N-registered aircraft keep asking because the actual answers are ambiguous, and depending on the […]

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This Election Season, Make Every Flight Count
Kent S. Jackson | June 3, 2016

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 providing flights to political candidates. […]

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How To Legally Operate UAS
Kali M. Hague | April 21, 2016

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 of business and aviation.Click here […]

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Best Practices: Managing An Aircraft Management Company
Kent S. Jackson | February 25, 2016

Best Practices: Managing an Aircraft Management Company5 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 flying with an operator focused on passenger and aircraft […]

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