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How Do You Know If You Are A Commercial Air Tour Operator?

by Greg Reigel The FAA Office of Chief Counsel addressed this issue in a recent “legal interpretation.” The interpretation responded to a request by an operator asking whether his operation “could be considered an air tour that would need to … Continue reading

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May An Inspector Return An Aircraft To Service As Airworthy If The Aircraft’s Registration Has Expired?

by Greg Reigel According to the FAA, the answer is “yes.” This question was discussed and answered in a recent legal interpretation issued by the FAA’s Office of Chief Counsel. The issue arose after the FAA amended FAR 47.40 to … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation Law, Columns, Columns, February/March 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does Each Occupant Over The Age Of Two Have To Have His Or Her Own Seat Belt?

by Greg Reigel The FAA’s Office of the Chief Counsel was recently asked the question “whether § 91.205(b)(l3) requires that each occupant over 2 years of age have their own individual seat belt in light of the fact that § … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation Law, Columns, Columns, Dec 2012/Jan 2013 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pilots of Charitable Medical Flights May Now Accept Fuel Reimbursement

by Greg Reigel As you may know, FAR 61.113(c) prohibits a private pilot from paying less than his or her pro-rata share of the operating expenses of a flight. In the context of charitable medical flights (e.g. Angel Flight, Lifeline … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation Law, Columns, Features, October/November 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Purchasing An Aircraft Hangar: Buyer Beware!

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law It always surprises me when a potential buyer of an aircraft hangar is unsure whether he or she should use a purchase agreement when buying the hangar. Most of these individuals have purchased … Continue reading

Posted in April/May 2012, Aviation Law, Columns, Columns | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Shared Expenses & The Private Pilot

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law In today’s economy, many private pilots look for ways to minimize the cost of their flying. One of the ways to reduce the cost of a particular flight is to share that expense … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation Law, Columns, Dec 2011/Jan 2012 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Joint MATA & Maintenance Conferences A Success!

BROOKLYN CENTER, MINN. – The annual conference and meeting of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA) was held March 28 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, with a special dinner March 27 at the Embassy Suites located … Continue reading

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TSA Clarifies/Updates “Recurrent Training” Requirements For Alien Flight Training

by Greg Reigel Attorney At Law In a recent Interpretation, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) clarified the activities that are not considered recurrent training. As a result, alien flight training students will now be able to receive the following types … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation Law, Columns, March/April 2012 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment