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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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This Election Season, Make Every Flight Count

The 2016 election season has arrived, and with it, private aircraft owners have a unique opportunity to contribute more than a completed ballot, and accept more than a campaign promise.  FARs Part 91 generally prohibits an aircraft operator from charging for flights; however, section 91.321 provides an exception for operators

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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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Best Practices: Managing An Aircraft Management Company

Best Practices: Managing an Aircraft Management Company 5 Scenarios that could cost you money, and impact safety  Let’s start with two questions to ask yourself: How qualified is this aircraft management company to adapt to the changing needs of my business and the marketplace? Am I paying fair prices and

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Making a Case for Shared Aircraft Ownership

Owning an aircraft free-and-clear is often the ideal. But, there are situations where shared aircraft ownership can work economically and logistically. When appropriately structured, a shared aircraft ownership arrangement can prove to be mutually beneficial. However, before entering into a multiparty ownership arrangement, it’s important to understand the potential downside,

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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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FAA Enforcement Policy The pendulum swings to good cop

The FAA was founded with a mission to “promote and foster aviation.” After several prominent accidents in the 1990s, Congress removed this mission from the FAA’s goals. The attitude on Capitol Hill was that the agency could not enforce regulations and still serve as the aviation industry’s advocate. Pundits claimed

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FAA Puts the Brakes on “Rolling Rest”

The FAA has once again issued a Legal Interpretation explaining that an “on call” pilot can’t count as rest all of the time that a call never came. The FAA has been restating this principle periodically for years, and each time, many in the Part 135 on-demand charter world angrily

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Selling a Plane ‘As Is, Where Is’

Selling a used jet “As Is, Where Is, With All Faults” is an age-old practice. It is the plain English version of caveat emptor: Let the buyer beware. Click here to download full article.

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