Date(s): Monday, March 22 |  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Professional Education Course (PEC)
Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein

Price by Jan. 29: $315 Member | $460 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $435 Member | $645 Nonmember

This course provides instruction on the statutory provisions and FAA guidance governing public aircraft operations (PAO), including the basic requirements for operating a public aircraft (including unmanned aircraft systems), what constitutes an eligible governmental function, and the practical implications of using the same aircraft to conduct both civil and public operations. The course also discusses FAA policy regarding PAO under government contract.

This course qualifies for 4 hours toward IA renewal credits.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • The eligibility requirements for public aircraft
  • The contractual requirements for operating as a public aircraft
  • Methodologies to ensure that your organization can successfully negotiate the land mines associated with public aircraft operations

Instructor Bio

Sarah MacLeod is managing member of Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C., and a founder and executive director of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association. She has advocated for individuals and companies regarding international aviation safety law, policy, and compliance issues for 30 years. She obtained her law degree from Catholic University of America.

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