April 2003

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

California Aircraft Taxes by Jay White

There has been a recent increase in aircraft personal property taxes for many California aircraft owners. A 40% increase over that of last year is not uncommon. This increase appears to have been precipitated by the continuing economic crunch that most counties are experiencing.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

PILOTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS By Jay C. White

INTRODUCTION

The Federal Aviation Administration is an administrative agency rather than part of the judiciary. It’s rules and regulations, however , have the force of law in their application to pilots and other certificate holders. The term “traffic cop of the skies” has been used to described the FAA’s regulatory function. This police enforcement function is of great concern to pilots, aircraft owners and business operators.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

California Aircraft Taxes by Jay White

There has been a recent increase in aircraft personal property taxes for many California aircraft owners. A 40% increase over that of last year is not uncommon. This increase appears to have been precipitated by the continuing economic crunch that most counties are experiencing.