Tag Archives: Greg Reigel

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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Tips For Renting Your Aircraft

by Greg Reigel Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue If you own an aircraft and are not utilizing it as much as you would like, or if you would like to try and … 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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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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