Passing the Written Exam by Michael E. Marotta

Having soloed three times, I now need to get the written out of the way. The "written" is what the FAA now calls the "Knowledge Examination." Aerodynamics, weather, flight operations, instruments,... every academic, theoretical, or legal fact you should know second nature before you can be licensed to fly. Like everything else I do, this … Continue reading Passing the Written Exam by Michael E. Marotta

What You Need To Know About NTSB Accident Investigations by Phil Kolczynski

Whether you are a witness, a party, an insurer, a technical expert or an interested airman or survivor, this article will provide you with all you need to know about the inner workings of an NTSB accident investigation. The author, Phil Kolczynski, has represented pilots and operators in a variety of NTSB field investigations of … Continue reading What You Need To Know About NTSB Accident Investigations by Phil Kolczynski

Protecting Yourself Against FAA Enforcement Actions by Phillip Kolczynski

Try This Preventative Legal Medicine If you hold an FAA License, no matter whether you are an airman or a business, it is important to realize that the FAA considers your License a privilege. If you commit an infraction that endangers safety, the FAA may revoke this privilege, suspend your License, or assess penalties, even … Continue reading Protecting Yourself Against FAA Enforcement Actions by Phillip Kolczynski

What If You Are Involved In An Air Crash by Phil Kolczynski

Because of the risks inherent in flying, all airmen should have an understanding of their rights, options and responsibilities in the event of an accident. "Operators" should be even better prepared and have a written Accident Response Plan (See Appendix A at end of this article) ready to implement in the event of a crash. … Continue reading What If You Are Involved In An Air Crash by Phil Kolczynski

Aircraft Owner Liability by Phil Kolczynski

The purpose of in this article is to alert you to the basic issues of individual owner liability, discuss ways to minimize liability exposure and expose FAA enforcement policy towards owners. Anyone wishing to take action to minimize their individual liability exposure, should retain an experienced aviation lawyer and seek advice on their particular "arrangement" … Continue reading Aircraft Owner Liability by Phil Kolczynski