Tag 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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The IRS May Disregard Your LLC, But You Shouldn’t

by Greg Reigel, AAL Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue As you may know, an aircraft owner may use a limited liability company (“LLC”) to register and hold title to the owner’s aircraft. … Continue reading

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Tromblay Tool LLC – An Aviation-Focused Machine Shop In The New Golden Age of Small-Quantity Parts Production

by Ed Leineweber Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Over the last couple of years, I’ve been working on modifications to an existing kit aircraft design and prototyping the changes on a built aircraft. This activity has … Continue reading

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