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Kent S. Jackson

Kent S. Jackson
Articles
Bad Behavior In Back: If You See Something, What’s Required? 
The nondisclosure agreement does not allow you to sit silent in a deposition or on the witness stand if you are asked about criminal behavior in the plane.
Contract Pilots: Taking The Long View On Short-Term Solutions 
With more and more business aircraft pilots joining the scheduled carriers, the importance and appeal of temporary contract pilots is gaining attention.
The Way To Charter By The Seat 
FAR Part 135 charters today offer a complex variety of buying options that seem to cross over into scheduled operations.
How To Handle FAA When The Doc Says, “This Could Be Trouble.” 
Many pilots fear a medical misunderstanding will cost them their career. Because of the laws surrounding the FAA's medical process, these fears are justified.
Charter, Fractional, Ownership, Managed: Which Is Right For You? 
Today's market for private aviation offers an array of choices. Use the expected number of flight hours for the year to help decide among ownership options.
Improving Charter Safety: NTSB Puts Part 135 Ops On Most Wanted List  2
The NTSB recently issued its 2019-20 Most Wanted List, and prominent among the top 10 is "Improve the Safety of Part 135 Aircraft Flight Operations."
Goodwill Flights: You Can Fly For Charity, If You Do It Right  1
Companies and pilots often assume no harm could come from offering a ride at a charity auction. Such flights are OK but with tight restrictions.
Hangar Rights And Restrictions On Usage  1
If you are paying your monthly hangar rent, can you use it as you please? No. FAA rules come down from the sky, across the ramp and into your hangar.
FAA Reauthorization — Finally: Agency Gets Funding, Many New Tasks 
The business aviation community has mostly focused on what the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 does not contain: ATC privatization.
ADS-B, Or Not To Be: What If You Miss The Deadline? 
The FAA is still offering $500 rebates to owners of fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft based on their purchase of certain avionics.
‘Increasing Charter Air Transportation Options’: Reviewing New Broker Regs  1
Fourteen years after calling for regulations of air charter brokers, the U.S. Transportation Department has finally published a new set of regulations.
Selling Used Aircraft: Don’t Give An Unintentional Warranty 
When selling a used aircraft, put pride aside. Sell it as-is, where-is, with all details subject to verification by the buyer.
Inflight Medical Emergencies: Practical and Legal Considerations  4
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.

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