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Category Archives: Aviation Law

‘Strong recommendation’ but no rule requiring masks on planes

Associated Press The government’s top public health agency is raising the importance of wearing face masks on planes, trains and buses, although the Trump administration has resisted making masks mandatory for travelers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new interim guidelines for travelers, including a “strong recommendation” to wear face coverings to slow… Read More »

Airline pilots reported seeing ‘a guy in a jetpack’ flying 3,000 feet over Los Angeles

By Dona Madani and Andrew Blakstein, NBC News Two pilots on two different flights reported seeing a man in a jetpack thousands of feet in the air above Los Angeles on Sunday, prompting an investigation by authorities. An American Airlines pilot was approaching Los Angeles International Airport at around 6:30 p.m. when he called in… Read More »

FAA AC Outlines Limits on Web-based Flight-sharing

By Kerry Lynch The FAA last week released much-anticipated guidance outlining when flight-sharing is permissible but reinforcing policy that holding out to the general public through a website or app without an operator’s certificate is prohibited. That guidance comes at the behest of Congress, which had asked the FAA to clarify regulations governing expense-sharing flights…. Read More »

ADS-B: IT’S 2020, WHAT NOW?

By Mike Collins, AOPA PILOT What does this mean if your aircraft is not equipped with ADS-B Out? And what if it is? Here’s what you need to know. Aircraft not equipped with ADS-B Out If you need to fly into ADS-B rule airspace and your aircraft is not equipped with ADS-B Out, for whatever reason,… Read More »

FOR THE RECORD: THEY GET YOU COMING AND GOING REVOKED, SUSPENDED, DENIED, OR SURRENDERED?

By Jaren Allen, AOPA PILOT Whether you’re looking to keep your third class medical or are one of the growing number of pilots thinking about leaving it behind to fly under sport pilot or BasicMed rules, it’s worth noting a recent FAA letter to AOPA that provides some helpful guidance about the medical certification process…. Read More »

A 17-year-old girl was arrested after allegedly stealing a $2 million plane and driving it into an airport building in California

By Bill Bostock, Business Insider A 17-year-old girl was arrested after police say she stole a private plane, drove it along a runway, then crashed it at a California airport. Security footage taken at Fresno Yosemite International Airport on Wednesday, and broadcast by local news station ABC30, shows the aircraft, a King Air 200 plane, veering… Read More »

Fifteen Shades of Grey Aircraft Charter

By John McGraw, Business Aviation Advisor Perhaps you’d like to offset some of the cost of your own flying by making your aircraft available for charter when you’re not using it. You have two ways to do so: you can secure your own FAA Part 135 charter certificate, or you can enroll your aircraft in a… Read More »

NASA, Uber Working Together To Develop Systems For Flying Cars

By Inigo Monzon, International Business Time NASA and ridesharing firm Uber have teamed up to study and analyze the technology and logistics involved in launching a traffic network for flying cars. The collaboration is part of NASA’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) project. The UAM focuses on developing an air transportation system that caters to low-flying personal… Read More »

Seven dead after a WWII ear B-17 bomber crash at a Connecticut Airport

By Jason Hanna, Steve Always and Aaron Cooper, CNN Seven people are dead after a World War II-era B-17 bomber crashed into an airport de-icing facility while trying to land at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, officials said. The seven were on the plane, James Rovella, commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection,… Read More »

Fifteen Shades of Grey Aircraft Charter

By John McGraw, National Air Transportation Association Perhaps you’d like to offset some of the cost of your own flying by making your aircraft available for charter when you’re not using it. You have two ways to do so: you can secure your own FAA Part 135 charter certificate, or you can enroll your aircraft… Read More »