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Declaring an Emergency – Maydays Should be Free

I compete in Formula One air racing, so one week out of each year, CFR means “Crash, Fire, Rescue” instead of “Code of Federal Regulations.”  Each year at the air races in Reno, NV, the safety team repeats their mantra that “Maydays are Free!”  The safety folks remind us that

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Rules and Obstacles

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

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Making a Drone Work For You

Last month, the FAA gave businesses and industries across the country the legal ability to integrate an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) into their operations. Over 500,000 UAS are registered with the FAA, and more registrations are processed each day. Drone Safety + Security Measures The new rules regulate operations and

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UAS (Drone) Pilot Regulations

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

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Get Ready For New FAA Rules For Drone/UAS Operations

Get Ready for New FAA Rules for Drone/UAS Operations They’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

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You Want the Truth? FAA seeks more honest behavior, less leasing

The FAA is revising advisory circular AC 91-37A, Truth in Leasing, dated Jan. 16, 1978. Why? The regulation that the AC explains, FAR Part 91.23 has not changed.  Moreover, the FAA isn’t revising the basic premise behind the FAR and the AC. They simply want truth in aircraft leasing: “There

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How To Legally Operate UAS

The FAA just raised the unmanned aircraft blanket ceiling authorization from 200 to 400 feet. Until the FAA issues a final rule for unmanned aircraft systems operations (UAS), an unmanned aircraft can only be operated commercially by obtaining a Section 333 exemption. We’ll help you navigate this exciting new area

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Pilot Rest Policy: On Call Equals On Duty | The cold beer test

The FAA has once again issued a legal interpretation that an “on call” pilot can’t count as rest all of the time that a call never came. The agency has been restating this pilot rest policy principle periodically for years. Each time, many in the FAR Part 135 on-demand charter

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