Jet Talk

The Reality of Purchasing a Foreign-Owned Aircraft
Michael D. Kolich | June 11, 2018

More sales and potential buyers have created an uptick in the market for pre-owned aircraft.  The low inventory of U.S. registered aircraft makes purchasing an internationally registered aircraft a viable option.  Before going all-in on a foreign registered aircraft, consider these issues…Read the full article…

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Financing Business Aircraft: Exploring options after the Great Recession
Kent S. Jackson | May 9, 2018

Prior to 2009, Aircraft financing was generally straightforward and often generous.  With a virtual shortage of aircraft (new and used) on the market, lenders did not shy away from supporting what are sometimes characterized as “risky,” high-dollar assets.  In fact, financiers went so far as to seek out aircraft financing opportunities by aggressively marketing low […]

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What the Tax Law Means for Your Operation
Kent S. Jackson | March 14, 2018

The “2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act” made it through the U.S. Congress in the waning days of December.  The controversial bill has garnered so much attention.  There are, however, some important provisions relating to aircraft purchases, operations and federal excise taxes that drew little notice by the media as the bill raced through the […]

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FBO Liability Hazards: What can go wrong on the road
Kent S. Jackson | February 16, 2018

Perhaps the most persistent FBO nightmare remains the February 2010 hangar collapse at Dulles Jet Center that damaged 19 aircraft. But snowmageddon hangar collapses are rare. Far more common are the dangers of a patch of ice at the bottom of an airstair, a harried lineman speeding in a fuel truck with bad brakes, or […]

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2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: 100% Aircraft Expensing and FET Clarifications
Kent S. Jackson | January 9, 2018

Congress passed the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act late last year, and President Trump signed the Act into law on December 22, 2017. The Act repealed the long-standing IRC § 1031 like-kind exchange provision and replaced it with a short-term provision that provides immediate expensing for aircraft (i.e. 100% depreciation in the first year […]

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Kent Jackson gets ready for AirRace1 Thailand
Kali M. Hague | November 2, 2017

After taking 1st place in a qualifying race at Reno Championship Air Races, Kent Jackson gets ready to compete at AirRace1 in Thailand. Kent Jackson, Team Jetlaw"These things don't fly like anything else"🛩Team Jetlaw pilot Kent Jackson gets ready for #AirRace 1 World Cup in Thailand, which begins on 17 November.➡www.airrace1.comPosted by Air Race 1 World […]

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