Tag Archives: Aviation Law

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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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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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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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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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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Questions Answered About the Role & Qualifications of Safety Pilots

by Greg Reigel Attorney At Law © February 2015. All rights reserved. If you are an instrument rated pilot, you know that you have to be “current” in order to legally exercise the privileges of the instrument rating as pilot … Continue reading

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FAA Takes A More Sensible Approach To First-Time, Inadvertent TFR Violations

by Greg Reigel Attorney At Law © December 2014. All rights reserved. The FAA recently amended its enforcement guidelines for dealing with airmen who violate temporary flight restriction (TFR) airspace. In the past, when the FAA alleged that an airman … Continue reading

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Can You Barter For Aircraft Rental and Expenses? The FAA Says “Yes.”

by Greg Reigel © October, 2014 All rights reserved. As you may know, the FAA defines compensation very broadly. Compensation may include not only the exchange of money, but also the exchange of value. With this expansive view of compensation … Continue reading

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One Disqualifying Condition Is All It Takes To Be Denied A Medical Certificate

by Greg Reigel © July, 2014 All rights reserved. When you are dealing with a medical certification issue, it is important to “pick your battles carefully” based upon the facts and proper procedure. This situation was highlighted in a National … Continue reading

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