Salute to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum

The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania is an aviation treasure. It houses a remarkable collection of World War II aircraft, many of which are in flying condition, along with a vast collection of World War II artifacts and a machine shop capable of producing many of the parts to restore Second World War aircraft to flying status.

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An Airman’s Manifesto and Petition

As certificated airmen, we hold these facts and conclusions that follow to be self-evident:

An airman’s certificate is a property or liberty interest that cannot be suspended or revoked without affording the airman due process of law including notice and an opportunity for a hearing. See, e.g., White v. Franklin, 637 F.Supp. 601, 610-611 (N.D. Miss. 1986) (“In the present case, plaintiff’s license qualifies as a protectable property interest. ***In the present case, the defendants’ actions totally foreclosed the plaintiff’s opportunity to pursue his career as a flight examiner…As such, the plaintiff possessed a liberty interest requiring a Fifth Amendment due process hearing prior to deprivation.”), Tamura v. Federal Aviation

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Staring into the Jaws of Defeat: Litigation Before The National Transportation Safety Board

You will hear these conversations in hushed tones outside courtrooms or over lunch during a break, “Why did the judge make that ruling?”  “How can the FAA call expert witnesses that were undisclosed?”  It is no secret among legal practitioners who appear before the...

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