Starting in January, we’ll be having a series of shows dedicated to aircraft acquisitions. Although Stewart handles the acquistion of corproate aircraft as part of his daily aviation law practice, how does he handle being a possible owner? Join us as we move through the different stages of an aircraft acquisition. Part 2:  The search for the ?  We’ll discuss the market for the aircraft that we’ve selected, we’ll see what’s out there, and visiting with sellers and dealers. Please join us!

Starting in January, we’ll be having a series of shows dedicated to aircraft acquisitions.  Although Stewart handles the acquisition of corporate aircraft as part of his daily aviation law practice, how does he handle being a possible owner?  Join us as we move through the different stages of an aircraft acquisition. January 12, 2012: Stewart considers buying an aircraft (the appropriate aircraft for the mission, alternatives, budget considerations, tax considerations, insurance).  Please join us!

This week we’ll be broadcasting from London, England.  Joining us will be Chris Quinn and Marie O’Brien of Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Dublin, Ireland, and Mark Byrne, of International Management, who will be discussing aircraft registration in the Isle of Man.   Please join us.

On this episode of PlaneTalkRadio, we’ll be joined by Ed Bolen, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Business Aviation Association.  We’ll be discussing the Federal government’s decision to abandon the Blocked Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program in its current form.  The BARR program, which has been administered by the NBAA for more than 10 years, allows aircraft owners and operators to block real-time tracking of their aircraft by commercial tracking companies that made the information available online.   Join us!

Our next PlaneTalkRadio broadcast will be Friday, May 13, 2011 at 2:00pm Eastern.  We’ll be discussing what to do with your aircraft in the event of an impending hurricane or storm.  Joining us will be Thomas Coughlin, President of Air-Sur, an aviation insurance consultant, and David D. Linnemeier of Linnemeier Aviation Advisors, LLC and aviation manager for corporate flight departments for more than 30 years.

On Wednesday’s show, we’ll be in open forum answering your questions and taking your calls about business aviation and issues affecting aircraft owners and operators. We’ll update you on current developments in business aviation, and may even have a surprise guest or two. Please join us!

We hope you enjoyed our show last time when we had as our guests George Whitesides, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Galactic, the winner of the X-Prize and the first to give civilians the opportunity to experience space travel. Also joining us was David Mendal, President of Forest Travel Agency, a Virgin Galactic accredited space agent. Our next show will air on January 27, 2011 at 1:00pm Eastern when we will have as our guest Douglas Lowery of Douglas Aviation, an FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative. We will be discussing issues relating to the import of aircraft and what you should know about export certificates of airworthiness. Please join us!

Our next show will air Friday, December 3, 2010 at 12:30pm (Eastern). This show we will be truly international as I will be joined by co-host Oliver Ross from London. We’ll have as our guests FlexJet’s Bob Knebal to discuss fractional aircraft programs, and Edward Kammerer, Esq., Chair of the NBAA Tax Committee and a partner at the law firm of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP. We’ll be discussing with Ed the various players and their roles in an aircraft transaction. Join us!

On this show, we’ll have as our guest Gary B. Garofalo, Esq., of Garofalo Goehrlich Hainbach, PC and Barbara A. Spoor, a newly-appointed member of the Board of Directors of the National Aircraft Finance Association and Executive Vice President of SAI Valuations, LLC. We’ll be discussing FAA and DOT regulatory developments, and issues impacting aircraft finance. Please join us!

On this show, we’ll have as our guest a former U.S. Secret Service Agent who was in the president’s protective detail. We’ll be discussing security benefits of using corporate aircraft and what you should be looking for when assessing a destination. We’ll also look back at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention and hear interviews of several of the attendees. Please join us!