I practice all aspects of aviation law including litigation,regulatory and land use/... more
I practice all aspects of aviation law including litigation,regulatory and land use/zoning. I handle matters for major air carriers, manufacturers, FBOs, aviation insurers and small operators. I also defend pilots, mechanics and corporations in FAA Enforcement actions througout the country. I have worked on a number of complex land use development and zoning matters in close proximity to airports.
I have done a huge variety of things in my life, not only in the legal world, but in... more
I have done a huge variety of things in my life, not only in the legal world, but in my recreational, family, and private lives. I have a private pilot license, I've climbed mountains, paddled Class IV+ rapids on whitewater rivers, travelled extensively, hunted, fished, acted, written books, sang in church choirs, sailed, swam competively, taught a course in a community college, cooked, gardene... view profile
Aviation law provides rules for operating airplanes and other aircraft, and regulates airline flights. Airport construction, operation, and maintenance are also governed by aviation law. If you are a pilot, aviation law tells you the proper take-off and landing procedures, what to include in flight plans and where to file them, what altitudes to fly at, and whether instrument-only flight is possible. If there is an aviation accident, the person responsible—whether it's the baggage handler, the airplane mechanic, the flight controller, or the pilot—is often easily identified by their failure to follow specified flight procedures. There can be many factors in an aviation accident, so an aviation lawyer is often very helpful.