Tag Archives: Gregory J. Reigel

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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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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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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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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Minnesota Trades President Asks U.S. Senator To Support Pilot’s Bill of Rights II

HOPKINS, MINN. – In an August 19, 2015 letter, the president of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA), Gregory J. Reigel of Reigel Law Firm, Hopkins, Minn., asked U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota to support the Pilot’s Bill of … 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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Responding To An FAA Letter of Investigation

by Gregory J. Reigel © May, 2014 All rights reserved. When the FAA receives notice and evidence to show that a certificate holder (mechanic, repair station, air carrier, pilot, etc.) may have violated one or more of the Federal Aviation … Continue reading

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Shared Expenses & The Private Pilot

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law In today’s economy, many private pilots look for ways to minimize the cost of their flying. One of the ways to reduce the cost of a particular flight is to share that expense … Continue reading

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DOT Fines Air Ambulance Operator For Calling Someone Else’s Helicopter Its Own

by Gregory J. Reigel – Attorney At Law A recent article in Airport Business discloses that a non-profit air ambulance operator was recently fined $30,000.00 by the Department of Transportation (DOT) for referring to another operator’s helicopter as its own. According … Continue reading

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