What is a Deposition? A deposition is typically when a lawyer asks a witness a series of questions prior to or out of court, wherein a court reporter is present and recording the entire statement. This is for the purpose of later being used at trial or in a court hearing. If you have an upcoming Deposition, you should call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701 Depending on your state, a deposition can either be in a Criminal or Civil proceeding.

Civil:

In Civil Law, a party is usually permitted to take depositions of other parties and witnesses. The transcripts or sometimes even video recorded depositions are later be played to a jury. This Often, depositions in Civil proceedings are used for the purposes of settlement. Civil proceedings are usually primarily about money damages. Sometimes they can be about more then money damages like, injunctions.

Criminal:

Virginia does not typically have criminal proceeding depositions. Florida does though. In Florida, your criminal defense attorney is permitted to depose the police officer prior to trial. In Virginia this is not allowed. Virginia does however, have preliminary hearing wherein the arresting officer is usually called to testify, in which case this can be recorded or transcribed by a court reporter.

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A few years ago I was blessed with the opportunity to fly the Cessna 172 to Bimini, Bahamas. I was a private pilot working on my instrument rating, now I am a Flight Instructor. Approaching Bimini to land was one of the most rewarding experiences in my aviation adventure. Consequently, my point of departure was Jacksonville, Florida. I took a 1980’s model Cessna 172 equipped with a Garmin GTN 650 to the Bahamas. Aviation Lawyer

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Aviation Lawyer: Photo of the old girl we took to Bimini, Bahamas

The trip was awesome. We left Jacksonville Florida refueled as we headed down the Florida coast. Eventually, we saw the Nasa complex where they house the launch vehicles. You can see that building from the air, it is noticeable and massive.

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Airplane Lawyer: Photo Departing Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Top Off Tanks.

Our last point of departure before heading to Bimini, Bahamas was Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There is no fuel at Bimini Airport so you will want to top off your tanks before you cross the 49 miles of water separating Florida and Bimini.

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Pilot Attorney: Waiting for takeoff

Busy Airspace

When we took off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, because of the airspace Air Traffic Control kept us below 1200 Feet. South Florida is some of the busiest airspace in the country and there is a lot going on. A few miles off the coast of Florida we were able ascend as I was given the “altitude your discretion” clearance. Realistically though, you can see Bimini From the coast of Florida right after departure. Its not that far. And, on a clear day you can see it.

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Aircraft Attorney: Inbound to Bimini Bahamas

While crossing the water we saw a lot of little boats buzzing around the water below. It was a beautiful day and everyone was out. On approach to Bimini, the water looked very clear. You could see the bottom of the lagoons. It was soo pretty. The landing was smooth also, I was surprised because the winds were over 20 knots on landing. Which is a bit extra for a Cessna 172. I think because the winds that are in the Islands are ocean winds they don’t really changed direction much and are steady one direction winds that are not creating a bunch of turbulence.

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Aviation Lawyer: Departing Bimini

Landing Fee

Upon landing we had to pay a landing fee to the Bahama government authorities at the airport. Consequently, if I recall correctly, this was a $50.00 fee per-person. Their airport is a small operation. Approximately three or four employess appeared to be working.

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There was a neat airplane bone yard there that we checked out. It appears that a lot of these airplanes were abandoned. This is likely because there are few services at the Bimini Airport. It is an island and they don't even have fuel soo and potential airplane break down would require the extra expense of importing parts from the mainland. Not to mention the facilities are limited.

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After our stay for an evening we headed back to Jacksonville, Florida. Consequently, there were some high winds expected on departure out of Bimini soo we woke up pretty early to leave. As the atmosphere heats up with the sunrise, the winds tend to increase. Heat is the source of most weather on earth, the sun.

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Airplane Attorney: Fort Lauderdale Beach

International Flight Requirements: Aviation Lawyer

1. Letter from the Owner

In order to fly a Cessna 172 internationally, you must be sure it has several qualifications. First, you will need a letter from the owner providing you permission. This is just a one page document signed by the owner, nothing extravagent or complex. You should keep this letter in the airplane while you are in international territory. Subsequently, this letter serves the purpose of letting any local authorities know that you have permission to use the plane. This is because, if you are not the actual owner the local authorities may detain you until they can prove permission from the owner.

2. Size of the Indentifier:

Another modification that must be made to the airplane is that you must have the call sign letters and numbers on the side of the airplane larger then 12 inches. This is because in the United States not all tail numbers and letters are that large on Cessna’s. My FBO had to make this modification before my departure.

Example:

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3. Life Jackets:

Also, you should have life jackets in the plane. This is because you will be flying over water and it is wise to have life jackets and, if you are flying for hire then it is required. This is because, you power off gliding distance will not all you to make it back to shore if the engine goes out. If there is an engine out scenario, you are going to want life jackets in order to survive until the coast guard can come get you. Realistically, on most days if you are crossing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas there are a lot of private boaters in that area. It is unlikely if you did go down, that you would be in the water for long.

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4. U.S. Customs Decal:

Another requirement is that you will need a customs stamp. This is a decal stamp issued by the United States Customs and Border Protection that goes on the side of your airplane. Pften, upon arrival back in the U.S. they check this. In Conclusion, If you have an aviation issue, you should call me I am an Aviation Lawyer.

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Chris White Lawyer, LLC. is a Lynchburg, Virginia Law Firm. Available for consultations in person, via Facetime, Skype, Zoom or phone (434) 660-9701. Please also check out my practice areas in Criminal Defense Attorney and Car Accidents. At my Law Firm we focus on the best result for the client. To stay connected I have a Youtube InstagramFacebookTwitter, LinkedInTumblrBloggerRedditYelp,  Avvo and Justia.

Chris White lawyer, LLC

Cellphone: (434) 660-9701

Available with appointment (434) 660-9701:

700 12th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Available with appointment (434) 660-9701:

100 Tradewynd Dr. Lynchburg, VA 24502

 

 

 

I was once flying an airplane when the entire electrical system went out. This was in Florida. In hindsight, it was good experience. Later, it was determined that the airplane had fuse and alternator problems. They had to replace the alternator, which unfortunately grounded the airplane for weeks.

Myself and my instructor were at approximately one thousand feet on the up wind when the entire electrical system went out in our 1980’s model Cessna 172. When the electrical system in a Cessna 172 fails, the engine keeps running because it has several redundancy’s in the engine for incidents like this. However, the whole panel, radios and everything but the engine will turn off. Fortunately, it was a good weather day.

One of the other concerns when the electrical system in an Airplane fails is losing communications with Air Traffic Control or the Tower. Fortunately, we did not lose contact with tower as I carry with me a handheld ICom radio just in case. If you are a pilot, it is a good idea to carry a spare radio especially if you are flying older airplanes.

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The avionics in the airplane was a very nice Garmin 650 touch screen. For those that are not pilots, the avionics in an airplane is an important consideration when flying. The avionics are the instruments and navigational systems. Like everything in aviation, the avionics can be extremely expensive.

After the incident, the airplane was grounded for weeks. Consequently, this was the most stressful part of the entire event. This was because I was nearing the check ride for an instrument rating. Having only a lesson or two left. This was the airplane I had done most of my training in. When it went down for a few weeks, this in turn caused a delay in my training, the check ride and, moving to the next step in my aviation adventure.

Fortunately, I was able to complete my instrument rating in the airplane. My check ride was a whole other story. The designated pilot examiner that did my check ride had himself a great time on my check ride. At the end of my check ride, as we were heading back, he asked to take the controls saying he never gets to fly these Cessna 172’s anymore. That was the closest I have ever gotten to redline speed in a Cessna 172. The never exceed speed.

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Chris White Lawyer, LLC. is a Lynchburg, Virginia Law Firm. Available for consultations in person, via Facetime, Skype, Zoom or phone (434) 660-9701. Please also check out my practice areas in Criminal Defense Attorney and Car Accidents. At my Law Firm we focus on the best result for the client. To stay connected I have a Youtube InstagramFacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblr, BloggerReddit, YelpAvvo and Justia.

Chris White lawyer, LLC

Cellphone: (434) 660-9701

Available with appointment (434) 660-9701:

700 12th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Available with appointment (434) 660-9701:

100 Tradewynd Dr. Lynchburg, VA 24502

 

 

 

 

 

 

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