Tag Archives: Business Law

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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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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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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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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