February 7, 2014
Aviation terminology can be confusing. In the context of regulatory compliance, it’s quite important to make a distinction between wet and dry leasing. To start, however, it’s equally important and necessary to establish that we’re not talking about a wet rate lease or a dry rate lease. Fuel, of course, is wet and so renting (or leasing) an airplane “wet” can mean the cost of fuel is included in the rate as opposed to “dry” which means it does not. The FAA doesn’t care if you rent or lease an airplane with or without fuel. They certainly do care, however, if you lease both the aircraft and the crew from the same source, which is the wet lease operation we are talking about here and that could run afoul of the regulations.
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Schuyler "Sky" King, a law enforcement officer from Grover, Ariz., was seeing a urologist pretty regularly. He required a second class medical certificate for his job.
Should an airman have a condition that requires a modification to the aircraft--let's say the loss of a leg--the pilot will need to have the aircraft modified to FAA specifications and learn to fly that particular aircraft.
There has been a lot of press about the FAA’s recent announcement about changes in the policy for pilot medical certification and sleep apnea. AOPA Director of Medical Certification says media might get some of the underlying nuances confused.
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