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By: Lapayowker Jet Counsel

Many of you operate aircraft 12,500 pounds MTOW or under (piston aircraft, small aircraft and helicopters).  If you utilize any of the provisions of FAR 91.501 (e.g. time sharing agreements, inter company chargebacks under b(5), etc.), as a member of NBAA you are entitled to use FAR 91.501  under the FAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption even…

Is Your Pre-Purchase Inspection Taking Too Long?

In connection with the sale of a pre-owned aircraft, an aircraft is typically subjected to a pre-purchase inspection following execution of the purchase agreement. The purchase agreement ordinarily includes an exhibit describing the scope of the inspection (that is, the tasks that will be accomplished) to be performed at the inspection facility. The parties execute a proposal with the inspection…

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Is Your Letter of Intent an Accident Waiting to Happen?

I was talking with a friend of mine (“Bill”) who has been a business aircraft pilot for more than 50 years, rated on many types of corporate aircraft. We were discussing the Asiana accident at San Francisco International Airport a few years ago in which a commercial airliner crashed on final approach. Both of us watched the newscast of the…

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Don’t Be Emotionally Compromised

he film Star Trek (J.J. Abrams, dir., Paramount Pictures, 2009) presents an alternate timeline in which Spock is Captain and Kirk is First Officer. Kirk taunts Spock in an effort to upset him and, after beating up Kirk, Spock realizes he’s lost control of his emotions. He announces: “Doctor, I am no lon-ger fit for duty. I hereby relinquish my…

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