Archives: Aviation Law

Operation Safe Pilot All Over Again, But This Time FAA Cross-Checks Pilots With The VA Disability Database

by Greg Reigel, AAL Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue As some of you may know, the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued a press release announcing that it had indicted four … Continue reading

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Beyond “Performance As A Pilot”: What Is The Scope of A PRIA Request?

by Greg Reigel, AAL Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 I am frequently asked by pilots whether an employer’s disclosure of certain documents is properly within the scope of a request for documents under … Continue reading

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If ATC Asks You to Call After You Land, Do You Have to Make That Call?

by Greg Reigel, AAL Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue The short answer to that question is “no.” But before you decide to ignore ATC’s request, you should give it some thoughtful consideration. … Continue reading

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The Importance of An Aircraft Pre-Purchase Inspection

by Greg Reigel, AAL Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 In most aircraft transactions, the buyer should have a pre-purchase inspection performed on the aircraft. Why? To make sure the buyer knows what the … Continue reading

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Pencil Whipping Has No Business In Aviation

by Greg Reigel, AAL Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue To this day, I am still amazed at the number of pilots and aviation professionals I run into who think it is OK … Continue reading

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Certificates of Insurance In Aircraft Leasing: Are You Covered?

by Greg Reigel, AAL Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 issue In aircraft lease agreements, insurance coverage for the aircraft lessee’s operation of the aircraft is typically handled in one of two ways: (1) … Continue reading

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The Latest Lycoming Engine Airworthiness Directive: What You Need To Know

by Greg Reigel Attorney-At-Law “Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved” Published In Midwest Flyer December 2017/January 2018 issue Are you one of the estimated 778 unfortunate aircraft owners affected by the latest Lycoming airworthiness directive (“AD”)? If you are, I am … Continue reading

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Whose Letter of Authorization Is It Anyway?

by Greg Reigel Attorney-At-Law “Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved” Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 Ascenario I see more regularly than I would like involves an aircraft management company that manages a turbojet aircraft and provides pilot services to … Continue reading

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Comparison of Part 91 versus Part 135, Ownership & Operation of Aircraft

by Greg Reigel, AAL ©Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue Owners of business aircraft frequently face the question of whether their aircraft should be operated under 14 C.F.R. Part 91 (“Part 91”) or … Continue reading

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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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