Archives: Aviation Law

The Latest Lycoming Engine Airworthiness Directive: What You Need To Know

by Greg Reigel Attorney-At-Law “Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved” Published In Midwest Flyer December 2017/January 2018 issue Are you one of the estimated 778 unfortunate aircraft owners affected by the latest Lycoming airworthiness directive (“AD”)? If you are, I am … Continue reading

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Whose Letter of Authorization Is It Anyway?

by Greg Reigel Attorney-At-Law “Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved” Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 Ascenario I see more regularly than I would like involves an aircraft management company that manages a turbojet aircraft and provides pilot services to … Continue reading

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Comparison of Part 91 versus Part 135, Ownership & Operation of Aircraft

by Greg Reigel, AAL ©Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue Owners of business aircraft frequently face the question of whether their aircraft should be operated under 14 C.F.R. Part 91 (“Part 91”) or … Continue reading

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The Difference Between “Overhaul” & “Inspection?”

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law © June, 2017 All rights reserved. Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue If you own or operate an aircraft that is operated under 14 C.F.R. Part 91, you know that your … Continue reading

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Are You Running An Illegal Flight Department Company?

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law © February, 2017. All rights reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Do you own your aircraft through a corporation or limited liability company (“LLC”)?  If you do, you may have done that after reading … Continue reading

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What Happens To A Certificate When The FAA Suspends Or Revokes It?

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 Is a certificate suspension or revocation the end of the story for a certificate holder? Not usually. A certificate holder has some additional responsibilities, … Continue reading

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As Long As You Hold An Airman Certificate, You Must Report Motor Vehicle Actions To The FAA

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law Copyright 2016. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 If you hold an airman certificate, you know, or at least you should know, that you are subject to the reporting requirements of … Continue reading

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FAA’s New Compliance Philosophy: So Far, So Good.

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law Copyright 2016. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 This year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a continuing legal education (CLE) program … Continue reading

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What Are You Allowed To Do Inside Your Aircraft Hangar At An AIP Airport?

by Gregory J. Reigel © Copyright August 2016. All rights reserved. What can you do inside of your aircraft hangar? The lawyerly answer is “it depends.” More specifically, it may depend in large part upon whether your hangar is on … Continue reading

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The Difference Between “Wet” & “Dry” Aircraft Leasing

by Gregory J. Reigel © June 2016. All rights reserved. Many times an aircraft owner who is not fully utilizing the owner’s aircraft will lease the aircraft to maximize the use of the aircraft and to recover some of the … Continue reading

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