Date(s): March 6 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Public Aircraft

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler and Christian A. Klein, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein PLC

Price by Jan. 13: $380 Member | $555 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 13: $530 Member | $775 Nonmember

This course provides instruction on the statutory provisions and FAA guidance governing public aircraft operations. Attendees will gain an understanding of the requirements for an aircraft to be operated as a public aircraft, 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 covers FAA policy regarding operations conducted under contract for a government entity. Attendees will have an opportunity to test their knowledge through case studies.

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

  • Aircraft eligibility requirements
  • Qualification requirements for operating a public aircraft
  • Methods for negotiating the land mines associated with public aircraft operations.

Instructor Bio

Marshall S. Filler is a managing member of Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein and the managing director and general counsel of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association. He has advocated for individuals and companies in international aviation safety law, policy, and compliance issues for over 40 years. Marshall obtained his bachelor of arts and law degrees from American University in Washington, D.C.

Christian A. Klein is a managing member of Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, overseeing the firm’s policy advocacy practice. He represents trade associations as a registered federal lobbyist and provides strategic communications and legal counsel services to clients. He is the executive VP of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association and a member of the University of Virginia’s adjunct faculty. Christian obtained a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the College of William and Mary and a law degree and master’s in congressional politics from the Catholic University of America.

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