Archives: Aviation Law

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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Laws Governing Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Are They Clear & Consistent?

by Russell A. Klingaman Attorney At Law Local law enforcement agencies are starting to buy and use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. For instance, The Orland Park Police Department in Orland Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, … Continue reading

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Aircraft Insurance Coverage: Will You Have It When You Need It?

by Gregory J. Reigel © February, 2016 All rights reserved. Most aircraft owners have aircraft insurance, covering hull and liability. In some instances, state law requires the purchase of insurance. In most other cases, aircraft owners purchase the insurance to … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Grounds Flytenow & AirPooler Private Pilot Flight-Sharing Concept

by Gregory J. Reigel © December, 2015 All rights reserved. As you may know, one of the ways a private pilot is permitted to reduce the cost of a particular flight is to share that expense with the passenger(s) on … Continue reading

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When Is A Touch-And-Go Landing, Not A Landing?

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law © 2015 All rights reserved. As pilots, we all know that with every takeoff we perform, at some point after that takeoff, a landing will occur, some better than others. This is true … Continue reading

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May A Pilot Continue To Act As Pilot In Command (PIC) Despite A Lapse In § 61.58 Currency?

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law © 2015 All rights reserved. If you fly an aircraft that is type certificated for more than one required pilot flight crewmember or is turbojet-powered, you know that 14 C.F.R. § 61.58(a) requires … Continue reading

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Drone Law: Why All FAA Certificate Holders Should Be Aware of the NTSB Pirker Decision

by Russell A. Klingaman On November 18, 2014, in a unanimous decision, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded that an unmanned aerial system (UAS) is an “aircraft” within the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) jurisdiction. Huerta v. Pirker, NTSB Order … Continue reading

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Settling With The FAA In Legal Enforcement Actions

by Gregory J. Reigel – Attorney At Law © 2015 All rights reserved. In past articles, I have discussed FAA legal enforcement actions in which the FAA has suspended or revoked a mechanic’s certificate or the certificate of an air … Continue reading

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Can You Buy Replacement Aircraft Data Plates On The Internet?

by Greg Reigel Attorney At Law The Internet can be a wonderful thing. From the convenience of your computer you can buy most things aviation. Whether you are looking for pilot supplies, aviation paraphernalia or even an aircraft, it is … Continue reading

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