Tag Archives: Gregory J. Reigel

FAA’s Intentional Falsification Settlement Policy: Not Much of An Offer

by Gregory J. Reigel © February 2021. All rights reserved! Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 issue As you might imagine, the FAA has a dim view of intentional falsification cases. These situations arise when the FAA believes … Continue reading

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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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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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Are You Running An Illegal Flight Department Company?

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law © February, 2017. All rights reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Do you own your aircraft through a corporation or limited liability company (“LLC”)?  If you do, you may have done that after reading … Continue reading

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FAA’s New Compliance Philosophy: So Far, So Good.

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law Copyright 2016. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 This year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a continuing legal education (CLE) program … Continue reading

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The Difference Between “Wet” & “Dry” Aircraft Leasing

by Gregory J. Reigel © June 2016. All rights reserved. Many times an aircraft owner who is not fully utilizing the owner’s aircraft will lease the aircraft to maximize the use of the aircraft and to recover some of the … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Grounds Flytenow & AirPooler Private Pilot Flight-Sharing Concept

by Gregory J. Reigel © December, 2015 All rights reserved. As you may know, one of the ways a private pilot is permitted to reduce the cost of a particular flight is to share that expense with the passenger(s) on … Continue reading

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