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Museum of Flying to Host Fourth Hall of Fame Induction–May 5, 2018

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Articles, The Latest, Upcoming Events

  The Museum of Flying at Santa Monica Airport will host the fourth California Aviation Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on Saturday evening, May 5, 2018. This year’s Hall of Fame induction will honor four amazing individuals in aviation: inventor, educator and commercial airline pilot Angela Masson; test-pilot and astronaut Mike Melvill; high time commercial pilot and author Barry Schiff; and Dick Rutan, highly decorated air...

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Amanda Applegate to Speak at Embry-Riddle

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Articles, The Latest

Amanda Applegate, Partner at Aerlex Law Group, was invited to present as part of an Embry-Riddle Professional Education Course taking place on April 19, 2018 at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus. The event on April 19 is the last installment of a four-course program on aircraft specific appraisals that began with an initial class held last October. The program is designed to introduce participants to aircraft appraisal...

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NARA Annual Spring Meeting–April 25-27, 2018

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Articles, The Latest, Upcoming Events

  HOFER AND APPLEGATE HEAD FOR NARA MEETING IN SCOTTSDALE Aerlex Partner Amanda Applegate will be speaking on an educational panel during the Annual Spring Meeting of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) being held from April 25 – 27, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch in Arizona. Stephen Hofer, President of Aerlex, will also be attending the annual gathering to convene with fellow NARA members who are...

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Charting New Directions in the Life Cycle of Private Aviation Usage

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Articles, BusinessAir Magazine, The Latest

Charting New Directions in the Life Cycle of Private Aviation Usage — Originally published in BusinessAir Magazine, March 2018, Volume 28, No. 3. When I began my career in the aviation industry 20 years ago, the “life cycle” of private aviation consumers was fairly straightforward and predictable: first, they sampled non-commercial aircraft travel by chartering, then they moved into fractional ownership and, eventually, whole aircraft ownership...

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Property Tax Deadlines for California Aircraft Owners

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Articles, The Latest

April 1st is the deadline for California aircraft owners to submit their annual county aircraft property statements. However, it is still possible to file the 2018 Form 577 with the appropriate county assessor before May 7th without penalties. It is also possible to file an amended version of the 2018 Form 577 if an aircraft owner believes it was not prepared correctly on the first filing.   California aircraft owners should have received...

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Aircraft Documents: an Important Factor when Purchasing an Aircraft

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Articles, BusinessAir Magazine, The Latest

Aircraft Documents: an Important Factor when Purchasing an Aircraft — Originally published in BusinessAir Magazine, February 2018, Volume 28, No. 2. One important component of most aircraft transactions is the gathering and assessment of all pertinent maintenance records for the aircraft (“Aircraft Documents”). Aircraft owners are required to maintain Aircraft Documents in accordance with 14 C.F.R. § 91.417. The regulations strictly dictate how...

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