As a former Air Force officer, Ted Leslie has extensive experience with aviation. Ted Leslie serves as a panel attorney for the AOPA legal services plan. He helps pilots with FAA violations, works on aircraft title issues, and regularly advises clients in connection with ownership, operation, and management of business aircraft and fractional ownership interests, including liability and risk mitigation, aircraft purchase/sale and lease agreements, fractional programs, and financing agreements. And since our offices are close to the Mike Monroney FAA Records Center in Oklahoma City, we can easily handle your aircraft title and purchase needs.
Most pilots are aware that they are required to report certain drug and alcohol related “offenses" to the FAA, yet it is very common for pilots to fail to do so. Failing to make required disclosures to the FAA is a serious offense that can have devastating consequences. Far too many pilots have had their certificates suspended or revoked because they failed to report minor events that, had they been disclosed, would almost certainly not have caused any negative repercussions.Read more..
Aviation security has undergone a dramatic change in the United States since 9/11. Nearly all airports are fenced, video security covers most hangar spaces and grounds, and as a pilot you are much more likely to receive a visit from local, state and federal law enforcement officials while taxiing your airplane.
As a pilot, what documents are you required to provide to law enforcement? What paperwork should you carry in your airplane, and what paperwork should you NOT carry in your airplane? Are you required to allow law enforcement to board your aircraft upon request?
Every situation is different yet a few general principles apply to most situations.Read more..