Jet Talk

Closing Aircraft Deals
Kent S. Jackson | February 17, 2014

Aircraft transactions should never be initiated without support from a trusted advisor. When attempting to purchase and register aircraft, resist the temptation to guess how to complete the required FAA forms. The process is not intuitive and many of the requirements that will delay a closing are not contained in the regulations. Click here to download […]

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A Year-End Review of the Fringe Benefit Rules
Kent S. Jackson | January 2, 2014

Where an employee, or a guest of an employee, uses an aircraft for personal transportation, the fringe benefit rules generally require the employer to treat the value of such personal use as additional compensation to the employee. In the case of aircraft, the rules governing the calculation of these amounts are fairly complex and the […]

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Jackson & Wade becomes NBAA’s newest PDP provider
Kent S. Jackson | December 13, 2013

Jackson & Wade, LLC, is NBAA’s newest approved Professional Development Program (PDP) provider. The firm’s course, “Regulatory Compliance and Documentation,” meets NBAA’s PDP Objective Operations 3, which is to “develop the knowledge and understanding to establish a recordkeeping system to document regulatory compliance and initiate appropriate action.” Read more here: http://www.nbaa.org/prodev/pdp/20131213-aviation-law-firm-becomes-newest-professional-development-program-provider.php.

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Sales Smarts: As the aircraft market stirs, buyers and sellers need wisdom
Kent S. Jackson | October 1, 2013

The market adage, “Don’t try to catch the falling knife,” was born of hard experience. But in the used aircraft world, the knife seems to have finally hit the floor, and buyers are gradually emerging from the shadows of recession. There is no doubt that buyers and sellers are wary now, but are they smarter? […]

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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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Return of the Ramp Check
Kent S. Jackson | February 1, 2012

The FAA determined that increasing ramp checks will improve aviation safety, especially for Part 91 pilots. Keep ARROW on board but understand that the required list of items has evolved. Click here to download full article.

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