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Base Inspections for Part 91 Flight Departments

The FAA is Coming For years the FAA’s lack of budget dictated cut backs on “non-essential travel” to places like: airports. Budget cutbacks also resulted in Flight Standards Offices (formerly known as FSDOs, or GADOs if you are older) migrating from convenient airport office buildings to cheaper office parks that are

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FAA Pilot Record Database: The New PRIA

The FAA is deploying a new database of pilot information to replace the cumbersome PRIA request process. PRD will automate the PRIA process. Phase I of The Pilot Records Database (PRD) rolls out early this year. The remaining phases will deploy over the next few years. What does this mean

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Avoid Boilerplate Aircraft Purchase Agreements

The days of boilerplate aircraft purchase agreements are long over. (If they were ever here in the first place.) New regulations – whether from the FAA, IRS or from financial institutions – are continually added or change on a regular basis. Your first line of defense against unexpected difficulties at closing is

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The Flight Department Company Trap

Thinking of operating an aircraft in a sole purpose company to minimize liability? Think again. One of the most frequestly violated FAA regulations is also one of the most well-known, but misinterpreted, provisions. Click here to download full article.

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Closing Aircraft Deals

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

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Serving Up Liability

Earlier this year on a red-eye flight from China, I had the pleasure of sitting next to a highly intoxicated and unusually talkative German. As the sun rose and breakfast was served, the flight attendant cheerfully passed him another Guinness. He was happy. She was happy. I was not. Was

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