Tag Archives: Private Pilot

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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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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FAA Defines “In Furtherance Of Business” Restriction On Operations By A Sport Pilot

by Greg Reigel In a recent Legal Interpretation, the FAA Office of Chief Counsel responded to a request for a definition of what it means to be “in furtherance of a business” in the context of the limitation upon sport … Continue reading

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Pilots of Charitable Medical Flights May Now Accept Fuel Reimbursement

by Greg Reigel As you may know, FAR 61.113(c) prohibits a private pilot from paying less than his or her pro-rata share of the operating expenses of a flight. In the context of charitable medical flights (e.g. Angel Flight, Lifeline … 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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