Closest to the Prop

A view from the Tee Box at Hole 6 at Langdon Farms Golf Course in Aurora, OR Aero Law Group is proud to support the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) and, for the past thirteen years, our favorite way to support PNBAA is by participating in their annual golf tournament.  Not only [...]

By |2021-07-07T15:54:53-07:00July 7th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

Independent Contractor Pilots: Should You Jump On The Bandwagon?

Many aircraft operators hire their pilots as “independent contractors” instead of as employees. This may save on administrative costs, but is there a downside? In short: yes. Most pilots are not properly classified as independent contractors. Although treating pilots as independent contractors is common practice in the aviation industry, revenue shortages have triggered government investigation [...]

By |2021-06-08T16:09:08-07:00June 8th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

Part 91 Operator: FAA Considerations

In choosing the appropriate operator for your aircraft’s operations under Part 91, you need to consider FAA rules, state and federal tax laws and liability issues. This article focuses on the FAA concerns regarding operators of aircraft under Part 91. A common misconception that we frequently encounter is that the best operator for an aircraft [...]

By |2021-05-06T12:33:32-07:00May 6th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

Busy Issaquah Skies

1945 match identifying the Seattle Sky Ranch On a sunny day in Issaquah, Washington—roughly 12 miles from Aero Law Group’s office in Bellevue, WA—drivers along Interstate 90 can look up and see the sky busy with people taking flight.  These days the summer skies are filled with paragliders, but decades ago new pilots [...]

By |2021-01-14T14:45:53-08:00January 13th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

What to Consider When a Candidate for Office Is a Passenger on Your Aircraft

Now that the United States is nearing its Election Day, aircraft owners and operators might seek to transport candidates for public office. Sponsoring a candidate’s flight raises competing compliance issues among federal and state campaign finance laws, aviation regulations, and federal tax laws. This  article provides a primer regarding the overlap in regulations promulgated by [...]

By |2020-09-08T16:04:39-07:00September 8th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

NBAA Small Aircraft Exemption Extension Allows for Time-Sharing, Interchange and Joint Ownership Agreements

The FAA has extended the NBAA Small Aircraft Exemption through March 31, 2022. This allows NBAA members who operate piston-powered airplanes, small airplanes (those with a gross weight of 12,500 pounds or less) and rotorcraft an exemption from FAR 91.501(a), which means, among other things, they may enter into agreements that are reserved for large [...]

By |2021-04-08T10:58:45-07:00August 3rd, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

Additional Aviation-Related Tax Relief Under the CARES Act

In a previous article, we wrote about federal aviation excise tax relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act, however, contains additional tax provisions that may potentially benefit the business aviation sector, including provisions related to excess [...]

By |2020-07-20T11:15:54-07:00July 20th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments
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