Federal Aviation Attorneys

The Aviation Attorneys You Can Trust

Request A ConsultationCall Us Now
Aviation is a very specialized area of law. As a pilot himself, Daniel Kron and his law firm are qualified to help pilots and others in the aviation industry with various legal issues.

Pilot Certificate Actions

The Kron Law Firm assists clients with such actions as:

FAA Fitness for Flight Defense

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “Fitness for Flight” manual provides an overview of safety information for pilots, and pilots must agree that they are “fit to fly” every time they get into the pilot’s cabin. The FAA may find a person “unfit” to fly because of a problem with an illness, medication, fatigue, or emotional issues.

FAA Pilot Medical Certificate

There are several certifications a person must obtain to be cleared for an airmen’s certificate, and the FAA Pilot Medical Certificate is among the most important because it clears a person as being both mentally and physically fit enough to be trusted with operating passenger and private airplanes. A person is mandatorily disallowed from obtaining medical clearance if they suffer from a personality disorder manifested by overt acts, psychosis, alcoholism, drug dependence, epilepsy, an unexplained disturbance of consciousness, myocardial infarction, or angina pectoris, and diabetes requiring medication for its control.

FAA Substance Abuse, Drug Testing

A person who the FAA has not cleared may be required to submit documentation that covers a primary drug they used, any additional drugs that were used during an airman’s lifetime, for each drug: how much was used, how often it was used, the setting where the person used the drug, and the dates they started and stopped, the treatment program a person attended if they attended one, and the adverse effects of using the drug. When a person has a history of alcohol dependency, there is an FAA process they must go through to ensure that their dependency has ended and they are safe to work in the aviation industry.

FAA Medical Condition Disclosure

Medical condition disclosures are one of the many forms a person must complete to become a pilot, and it is important for people to be as honest and forthright on these documents as possible. A person needs to submit all medical conditions they suffer from, current prescription medications they are taking, and all physician’s appointments from the last three years.

Pilot DUI FAA Report

When a pilot is arrested for a driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) offense, they have an obligation to report their arrest to the FAA within 60 days. Failure to disclose convictions can have a dramatic impact on the ability to get an airmen’s certificate.

Special Issuance Medical

At their discretion, a Federal Air Surgeon can grant an Authorization for Special Issuance of a Medical Certificate with a specified validity period to an applicant who fails to satisfy established medical standards. An applicant must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Federal Air Surgeon that the duties authorized by the class of medical certificate applied for can be performed without endangering public safety for the validity period of the Authorization.

Accidents & Incidents

The Code of Federal Regulations provides that an aircraft accident is an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft that occurs between when the first person boards the aircraft and the last person disembarks, results in death or serious injury, or causes substantial damage to the aircraft. An aircraft incident is an occurrence other than an accident (no intention of flight) associated with the operation of an aircraft that affects or could affect the safety of operations.

FAA Hearings

709 Checkrides/709 Rule

The FAA typically contacts people for 709 Checkrides or just 709 Rides to recertify and re-examine an aviation operating certificate because of an accident involving a pilot that triggered an investigation. 709 Checkrides and 709 Rides are often initiated because a pilot damaged an aircraft, forgot to release a landing gear, or was not able to control their aircraft.

(CAMI) Requests for Information Assistance

The FAA states that the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) is available for all pilots and provides such services as establishing medical standards and certification procedures for pilots, designating and training physicians to serve as Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) for the FAA, issuing pilot medical certificates, reviewing medical records for the purpose of issuing Authorization for Special Issuance, issuing duplicate medical certificates, and verifying pilot medical certificates. All airmen must have active medical certificates stating their physical airworthiness.

FAA Enforcement for Drones

When it comes to drones, FAA regulations state that drones cannot fly over an altitude of 400 feet, cannot weigh more than 55 lbs., cannot fly near airports, cannot fly over people, and cannot fly at night. A Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COA) is an authorization issued by the Air Traffic Organization to a public operator for a specific UA activity.

FAA Emergency Orders of Revocation or Suspension

Emergency Orders of Revocation or Suspension mean pilots lose their operating or medical certifications saying they are fit to fly. The United States General Accounting Office reported that the FAA found no violations occurred in about 5 percent of cases, only about 1 percent of cases saw successful appeals, and 77 percent of cases saw the FAA’s decision standing as the final one.

FAA Letter of Investigation

An FAA Letter of Investigation may mean that a pilot has already been investigated and cleared, but it could also mean that an investigation has only just begun and details are still being collected. A Letter of Investigation at least allows a pilot an opportunity to contact a lawyer to discuss what options they might have.

FAA Notice of Proposed Certificate Action

A Notice of Administrative Action or Legal Action does not take away the right to fly or work in the aviation industry, but it can be a warning notice or a Letter of Correction informing a person that further action may be taken when other infractions are discovered. A Letter of Correction will contain certain instructions that are important to follow because failure to follow instructions may make a person subject to a Notice of Legal Action that could lead to suspension.

PRIA Issues for Airmen

Pilot Records Improvement Act (PRIA) refers to protocols airmen must follow to avoid accidents. An attorney can help you with your flight history when you are subject to a PRIA check.

Flight Into Controlled AIRSPACE Space Without Clearance

The United States is home to several controlled spaces pilots are forbidden from flying into. Any B, C, or D airspace will require clearance and pilots may inadvertently enter controlled spaces.

NTSB Appeals

Pilots may have to file reports with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) when they experience a malfunction or failure of the flight control system, a crewmember succumbs to an illness that makes them unable to perform their duties, there is any failure of the engines or turbines, a fire, colliding with another aircraft while in flight, any type of property damage, a propeller was released or fell off, any damage to helicopter blades or rotors, or there was a landing on an incorrect runway.

Ramp Checks/Inspection Defense

FAA officials will often conduct ramp checks to ensure that no FARs have been committed and everything is ideal with pilot certifications and the exterior of an aircraft. A pilot should always have their certification documents on them while operating an aircraft.

TFR Violation Defense

Violations of TFR restrictions can result in fines of up to $100,000 plus civil penalties, up to one year in jail, and suspension or revocation of certifications (medical or operating). Many pilots may accidentally enter Temporary Flight Restriction zones.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with a New York Aviation Attorney

If you are dealing with any kind of aviation legal issue in New York, make sure that you retain legal counsel. The Kron Law Firm takes flight cases seriously because Daniel Kron is both a pilot and an attorney.

Our Firm fights for the most favorable outcomes to these cases for our clients. You can call (212) 422-5349 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with our New York aviation attorney.

Why Choose Us?

Proven Results

Proven Results

Free Consultation

Free Consultation

15+ Years of Experience

15+ Years of Experience

Trusted Reputation

Trusted Reputation


Available 24/7

10.0 & 5 Star Rating On Avvo

10.0 & 5 Star Rating On Avvo

Request A Consultation

Contact The Team In New York That Will Fight For You
Call Now 212-422-5349
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Read What Our Clients Are Saying

Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with a New York Breach of Contract Attorney

Contact Us Today