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Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2001

Anyone who has been involved in the buying or selling of a used aircraft has probably wrestled with this nagging legal problem: Who is responsible for defects discovered in the aircraft after it has been sold? There are some standard techniques that we have developed over the years to try to address this problem. They are usually very helpful, and they work most of the time, but, as we will see, imaginative lawyers may attempt to find ways around them.

California Action

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2001

Sale of Red Bluff Municipal land considered The FAA is considering a request by Red Bluff Municipal Airport to release a portion of airport property from federal obligations so that it may be sold to an airport tenant. If the airport land is released and the sale approved, the property would be used for a helicopter operation.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2001

In November in this column ("Pilot Counsel: Small Airports and the Law," November 2000 Pilot) I talked about a recent court decision because it gave us a real-life example of some principles of law that help protect airports. The case involved a dispute between a small private airport and its nearby landowners.

California Action

Article | Sep 01, 2000

Livermore plans improvements, considers scheduled service Officials in Livermore are working to update Livermore Municipal Airport's master plan and would like to bring scheduled air carrier service to the field. The airport's master plan was last updated in 1975, and proposed changes would extend one of the field's parallel runways while creating a displaced threshold for the other.

President's Position

Article | Feb 01, 2000

Have you heard your airport referred to as a "blight" on the area? Individuals opposed to a new airport in Orange County, California, are actually circulating glossy printed materials carrying the headline "The Blight Path" in an effort to stop conversion of a surplus military airfield into a new civil airport. Unfortunately, this is exactly how many residents of communities located near airports view our national system of general aviation airports.

California Action

Article | Jan 01, 2000

Noise a growing issue for Palomar Aircraft noise is an increasingly troublesome issue for McClellan-Palomar Airport. Reacting to community pressure, county officials are considering imposing access restrictions, a curfew, and aircraft restrictions on the airport.

Pilot Counsel

Article | Aug 01, 1999

A hot issue at recent flight in-structor certificate revalidation courses is the legal liability of the flight instructor. It seems that flight instructors are becoming more and more aware that they could be sued, not only for something that happens during the flight instruction period, but also for something that happens afterward — something that somebody could say was caused by faulty flight instruction given earlier.

California Action

Article | May 01, 1999

AOPA Helps Pilots Oppose Lawsuit A developer has filed a lawsuit against the California Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) and the County of Napa after the ALUC determined that a proposed residential resort development was inconsistent with the Napa County Airport land-use plan. The developer had proposed building the residential project known as Stanly Ranch partially under the downwind leg to Runway 18.

California Action

Article | Mar 01, 1999

Noise Complaints Prompt Changes at Van Nuys The Los Angeles Department of Airports has announced plans to begin soundproofing some homes around Van Nuys Airport. The homes to be affected include some of the 1,000 residences considered under federal and state noise regulations to have noise problems as a result of the airport.

Pilot Counsel

Article | Feb 01, 1999

Insurance is a tricky business for aircraft owners and pilots. Reading and understanding an aircraft insurance policy is not easy or pleasant.

California Action

Article | Feb 01, 1999

Developer Interest Spurs Talk of Hawthorne Closure Some Hawthorne City Council members are talking about the possibility of closing the city's airport. Developers have suggested converting Hawthorne Municipal Airport (HHR) into a commercial retail site.

AOPA Access

Article | May 01, 1997

One of AOPA's premier member benefits is the team of dedicated pilots and instructors who interact one-on-one with members. Together, they own 11 aircraft and have more than 53,000 hours accumulated over 321 years in aviation.

Airframe and Powerplant

Article | Nov 01, 1996

Earning mixed marks from the class Counsel representing the plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit filed against Mobil Oil Corporation (and subsequently settled) over alleged damage to engines from use of AV-1 synthetic oil has submitted an interim report to the court. Call it a grade card on how Mobil has been handling the multimillion-dollar settlement with owners of Continental-powered airplanes that used AV-1 for more than 150 hours.