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FAA’s Compliance Program: Kinder and Gentler?

Aug 17, 2020

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Insuring Your Plane

An informational article about insuring airplanes. This article includes a number of details to be considered.

Apr 4, 2020

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Are You Required to Call Flight Service for a Briefing?

With the proliferation of Electronic Flight Bags (“EFBs”), fewer and fewer pilots are calling Flight Service for a telephonic briefing. The question is: are pilots required to call Flight Service to be compliant with FAR 91.103? Reluctantly, the FAA has finally said:...

Sep 1, 2017

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Holding Title to Your Aircraft: Which is Best?

Frequently, pilots contemplating the purchase of an aircraft ask the question: "How should I hold title?" In my personal name? In an LLC? As always, the only proper answer is: It depends. Liability Protection: Myth or Fact? Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are often used to...

Jul 1, 2017

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When ATC says: "Call this Number" Should You?

There are only two types of pilots: 1) Those who have heard the magic words from ATC: "When you land, call this number…"; and 2) those who someday will. What is ATC Really Up To? Sometimes, it's obvious to a pilot why they were asked to call. You were assigned:...

May 1, 2017

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Buying and Selling a Used Airplane: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Many of us have had the privilege of buying a brand new airplane from Cirrus or other manufacturers. That legal process is well established by the manufacturer; just sign their 168 pages of forms, and the airplane is all yours. But, what forms should you sign (or not sign) when buying a used airplane? What critical clauses should be included (or avoided)? Most importantly, who should draft (or at least review) what you sign?

Apr 1, 2017

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