Kent S. Jackson

Kent S. Jackson
Articles
Inflight Medical Emergencies: Practical and Legal Considerations  3
If a business aircraft crewmember becomes ill or otherwise incapacitated, there is little room for discussion: Land as soon as possible.
Did East Hampton Divert Airport Funds To Fight Airport Use?  1
The NBAA wants the FAA to deter airports from diverting grant funds away from runway and ramp maintenance and instead spending the money on legal fees to restrict airport access.
Point Of Law: Sharing Aircraft 
Congress recently clarified that aircraft management fees should not be subject to Federal Excise Tax, nor should flights operated by the aircraft owner. However, there are still many gray areas for business flight operations.
Financing Business Aircraft: Exploring Options After The Recession 
Whichever finance “product” appeals to you, don’t rely on a “term sheet” to make your decision. Insist on reading all of the documents.
What The Tax Law Means For Your Operation 
The 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act has some important provisions relating to aircraft purchases, operations and federal excise taxes that drew little notice by the media as the bill raced through the federal legislature.
FBO Liability Hazards: What Can Go Wrong On The Road 
Perhaps the most persistent FBO nightmare remains the February 2010 hangar collapse at Dulles Jet Center that damaged 19 aircraft.
Charter Broker Rules Hold Operators Responsible For Broker Misdeeds  1
New U.S. Transportation Department transparency requirements may result in delays or stranded charter passengers.
Navigating Rules For Personal Flights In The Company Aircraft 
Flight departments must walk a narrow path to satisfy all regulatory requirements.
UAS (Drone) Regulations  1
Tired of climbing into a cramped cockpit and contending with cumulonimbus and demanding passengers? Why not instead don a pair of fuzzy slippers, settle into a recliner and become a remote pilot in command?
Aircraft Tracking: Who Is Watching You? 
There is a growing awareness and concern that those who have asked that ATC tracking data be blocked from dissemination on the Internet are now subject to exposure through growing networks that capture their Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transmissions. Today, there are thousands of tracking capture sites receiving data from unwitting operators.
Point of Law: FAR Part 91 Maintenance Programs 1

There are two maintenance questions that are posed to me again and again: First, “Are Mandatory Service Bulletins really mandatory?” and its counterpart: “When the manufacturer updates the maintenance program, do I have to comply with the changes?”

Selling a Plane ‘As Is, Where Is’

Selling a used jet “As Is, Where Is, With All Faults” is an age-old practice. It is the plain English version of caveat emptor: Let the buyer beware.

The tradition in aviation is that the seller allows the buyer to inspect the airplane prior to purchase. The buyer pays for the inspection. The seller pays to repair the airworthiness discrepancies found. The shop “returns the aircraft to service” and the buyer flies it home.

What Is ‘Careless or Reckless?’ 3

Quote from a 1986 enforcement case: “As Hogan Air Flight 816 taxied on Taxiway ‘C’ and passed by the Guard ramp area, the cadets observed you abandon your position in the left seat, stand up, remove your trousers, slide the window open and expose your buttocks.”

Forecast 2014: Charter Brokers in the Spotlight 

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled “Enhanced Consumer Protections for Charter Air Transportation” on Sept. 30, 2013, and then the federal government promptly shut down.

Serving Up Liability 

Earlier this year on a red-eye flight from China, I had the pleasure of sitting next to a highly intoxicated and unusually talkative German. As the sun rose and breakfast was served, the flight attendant cheerfully passed him another Guinness. He was happy. She was happy. I was not. Was the FAA?

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