The House of Rapp

Big Brother is Watching

Posted by in Aerobatics, Aviation, Law, Safety

As pilots, it’s worth remembering that virtually all aircraft contain computerized devices, even if they’re just portable ones. They’re everywhere, and they record things that can come back to haunt us later.

The Double Standard

Posted by in Aviation, Law

A guy intentionally fires multiple shotgun blasts at a landing biplane and gets a year of probation for it. I can’t help but wonder what the penalty would be if it was a car instead of an aircraft. Could it be that we have a double standard here?

FAA Proposes Class D Airspace at LAX

Posted by in Aviation, IFR, Law

Analysis of a confusing proposal from the FAA to add Class D airspace to Los Angeles International Airport.

A Carb-Free Future

Posted by in Aviation, Economy/Finance, Law

The general aviation fleet is put at risk by the loss of a major parts supplier. The reason? Product liability concerns.


Charts: Are They Required?

Posted by in IFR, Law

Is it legal to fly without charts? With very few exceptions, the surprising answer for VFR or IFR is actually “yes”.