Tag Archives: Business Law

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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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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What Are You Allowed To Do Inside Your Aircraft Hangar At An AIP Airport?

by Gregory J. Reigel © Copyright August 2016. All rights reserved. What can you do inside of your aircraft hangar? The lawyerly answer is “it depends.” More specifically, it may depend in large part upon whether your hangar is on … Continue reading

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Aircraft Insurance Coverage: Will You Have It When You Need It?

by Gregory J. Reigel © February, 2016 All rights reserved. Most aircraft owners have aircraft insurance, covering hull and liability. In some instances, state law requires the purchase of insurance. In most other cases, aircraft owners purchase the insurance to … Continue reading

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May A Pilot Continue To Act As Pilot In Command (PIC) Despite A Lapse In § 61.58 Currency?

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law © 2015 All rights reserved. If you fly an aircraft that is type certificated for more than one required pilot flight crewmember or is turbojet-powered, you know that 14 C.F.R. § 61.58(a) requires … Continue reading

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