Jet Talk

Inflight Medical Emergencies
Kent S. Jackson | October 11, 2018

What are the practical and legal considerations when a passenger or crewmember becomes ill in flight? For the larger air carriers and operators of large business aircraft, a flight attendant is usually available to deal with the inflight medical emergency of a passenger or even a crewmember.  But what about a business aviation operation with […]

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Air Charter Broker Rules: What Law Governs?
Kent S. Jackson | September 12, 2017

The DOT published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require air charter broker disclosures. That was back in 2013. Prior to this proposal, the NTSB began calling for such a regulation after the 2004 charter flight crash in Montrose, Colorado.  How is the DOT regulating “unfair and deceptive practices,” which are prohibited by statute, without […]

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Rules and Obstacles
Kent S. Jackson | September 23, 2016

The last week of July, 2016 saw our attorneys attending Experimental Aircraft Association’s 64th AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The event hosted approximately 563,000 attendees and brought together about 10,000 aircraft. AirVenture is where “new aviation technology and innovations are unveiled to the world,” said EAA Chairman, Jack Pelton. This year showcased commercial drones, also known as […]

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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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Get Ready For New FAA Rules For Drone/UAS Operations
Kent S. Jackson | June 23, 2016

Get Ready for New FAA Rules for Drone/UAS OperationsThey’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 days, and the team at Jetlaw L.L.C., is prepared to […]

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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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