Jet Talk

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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FAA Puts the Brakes on “Rolling Rest”
Kent S. Jackson | October 23, 2015

The FAA has once again issued a Legal Interpretation explaining that an “on call” pilot can’t count as rest all of the time that a call never came. The FAA has been restating this principle periodically for years, and each time, many in the Part 135 on-demand charter world angrily reply that this policy cannot […]

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What is ‘Careless or Reckless?’ The legal line between stupid and recklessly stupid
Kent S. Jackson | February 10, 2015

Quote from a 1986 enforcement case: “As Hogan Air Flight 816 taxied on Taxiway ‘C’ and passed by the Guard ramp area, the cadets observed you abandon your position in the left seat, stand up, remove your trousers, slide the window open and expose your buttocks.” Click here to download full article.

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Unmanned Unknowns: As they get smaller, the legal issues get bigger.
Kent S. Jackson | October 3, 2014

I was an unmanned aircraft expert until I turned 16. Up until then, I built squadrons of balsa and tissue control-line airplanes and competed with them. But then I soloed in a Cessna 150, discovered girls and forgot about toy airplanes. Now, toy airplanes are “Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” and the economic, social and legal implications […]

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Sharing Aircraft Under FAR Part 91
Kent S. Jackson | November 3, 2012

For U.S. Operators, charging someone for a ride in the company jet is a subject thick with claims and counterclaims, ignorance and outright bad behavior.  The arguments are old, but some of the consequences are new.  Today, the IRS may be more likely than the FAA to punish practitioners of any “Part 134 1/2”. Click […]

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Heliport Approval
Kent S. Jackson | October 3, 2012

Developing a heliport doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Click here to download full article.

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