Archives: Aviation Law

Wearing Two Hats: Limitations of a Pilot-Mechanic

by Gregory J. Reigel ©December 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue It isn’t uncommon for a company with an air carrier certificate for conducting 14 C.F.R. Part 135 operations to also … Continue reading

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Insights From An FAA Illegal Charter Investigation

by Gregory J. Reigel @October 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue Recent FAA press releases have publicized the enforcement actions the agency is taking against those involved in illegal charter. However, what is not … Continue reading

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Disclosing Medical History On An FAA Application For Airman Medical Certificate Is Not Limited To “Diagnoses”

by Gregory J. Reigel @August 2020 All rights reserved. Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue If you have applied for an FAA medical certificate, you know an applicant must complete FAA Form 8500-8GG via MedXPress and answer the … Continue reading

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The FAA Is Investigating Me: Now What?

by Gregory J. Reigel © April 2020 All rights reserved. Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue When the FAA receives notice and evidence to show that a certificate holder (mechanic, repair station, air carrier, pilot, etc.) may have … Continue reading

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ADS-B Compliance: The Potential Consequences of Violating Rule Airspace

by Greg Reigel, Esq. Copyright 2020. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue As most aircraft operators know, or should know, aircraft must now be equipped with ADS-B Out in order to fly in most airspace … Continue reading

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What Happens To Your Medical Certificate Application After The Examination?

by Greg Reigel, Esq. Copyright 2020. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue If you have ever applied for an FAA medical certificate, you know the first step is to complete your application online at MedExpress. … Continue reading

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Illegal Charter Doesn’t Just Happen In Business Jets

by Greg Reigel, Esq. Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue As you may know, the FAA has recently increased its investigations into illegal charter activities and is vigorously pursuing enforcement against operators … Continue reading

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Arguing Aggravating and Mitigating Circumstances In Civil Penalty Cases

by Greg Reigel, Esq. Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 issue When the FAA assesses a civil penalty for regulatory violations, it is required to take into account both aggravating and mitigating circumstances when … Continue reading

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When Is An Aircraft “Destroyed” Versus “Repairable”?

by Greg Reigel, Esq. Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved Unfortunately, these terms are not defined anywhere in the regulations. But, as you might expect, the FAA has a policy/opinion about what these terms mean. In fact, the FAA has issued … Continue reading

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Understanding & Complying With Aircraft Truth In Leasing Requirements

by Greg Reigel, AAL Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue If you lease an aircraft that is a “large civil aircraft,” as defined in 14 C.F.R. § 1.1 (12,500 pounds, maximum certificated takeoff … Continue reading

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