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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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.

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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.

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California 2 years 3 years Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 335.1
Colorado 3 years 3 years C. R. S. A.§ 13-80-102
Connecticut 2 years 2 years C. G. S. A. § 52-584
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Georgia 2 years 2 years Ga. Code § 9-3-33
Hawaii 2 years 2 years Haw. Rev. § 657-7
Idaho 2 years 3 years Idaho Code § 5-219(4)
Illinois 2 years 5 years 735 III. Comp. Stat. § 5/13-202
Indiana 2 years 2 years Ind. Code § 34-11-2-4
Iowa 2 years 5 years I. C. A. § 614.1(2)
Kansas 2 years 2 years K. S. A. § 60-513(a)(5)
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Massachusetts 3 years 3 years M. G. L. A. 260 § 2A
Michigan 3 years 3 years Mich. Comp. Laws § 600.5805(10)
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Mississippi 3 years 3 years Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49
Missouri 5 years 5 years V. A. M. S. § 516.120
Montana 3 years 2 years MCA § 27-2-204
Nebraska 4 years 3 years  Neb. Rev. St. § 25-224
Nevada 2 years 3 years N. R. S. § 11.190(4)(e)
New Hampshire 3 years 3 years N. H. Rev. Stat. § 508:4
New Jersey 6 years 6 years N. J. S. A. § 2A:14-2
New Mexico 3 years 4 years N. M. Stat. § 37-1-8
New York 3 years 3 years CPLR § 214
North Carolina 3 years 3 years N. C. G. S. A. § 1-52
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Ohio 4 years 4 years Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.03
Oklahoma 2 years 2 years 12 Okl. St. Ann. § 95
Oregon 2 years 6 years O. R. S. § 12.110
Pennsylvania 2 years 2 years 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann § 5524
Rhode Island 3 years 10 years R. I. Gen. Laws § 9-1-14
South Carolina 3 years 3 years S. C. Code § 15-3-530
South Dakota 3 years 6 years SDCL § 15-2-14
Tennessee 1 years 3 years T. C. A. § 28-3-104
Texas 2 years 2 years Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. § 16.003
Utah 4 years 3 years U. C. A. 1953 § 78B-2-307
Vermont 3 years 3 years 12 V. S. A. § 512
Virginia 2 years 5 years Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-243
Washington 3 years 3 years RCWA § 4. 16. 080
West Virginia 2 years 2 years W. Va. Code § 55-2-12
Wisconsin 3 years 6 years Wis. Stat. § 893.54
Wyoming 4 years 4 years Wyo Stat. § 1-3-105
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Guam 2 years 2 years 7 G.C.A. § 11306
U.S. Virgin Islands 2 years 2 years V. I. C. § 31

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Please note that none of the foregoing is legal advice nor should it be considered a legal advertisement, if you have a legal matter you should most likely contact an attorney. Statute of Limitations. Even if you decide not to call me you should probably still get in contact with an Attorney. Consequently, 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 YoutubeInstagramFacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblrBloggerRedditYelpAvvo and JustiaSecurity Clearance Attorney Statute of Limitations

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On November 16, 2020 a young women was killed in a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle collision. My heart goes out to the family of the deceased young lady a Ms. Jennifer Marsh. Jennifer was 26 years old at the time of the accident. She was from Altavista, Virginia. Altavista is just south of Lynchburg, Virginia. Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

Investigation

The investigators assert that Jennifer was a pedestrian in the left lane of the southbound side of Route 29 when she was hit by a motor vehicle. Consequently, the vehicle was unable to avoid hitting her. Currently, the driver is not facing any charges and was not hurt. The police responded to the scene of the accident around 1:17 a.m. The crash occurred just south of the Route 460 off ramp. A Ford Crown Victoria was the type of vehicle that struck Jennifer. Also, route 29/Wards Road is a high traffic area. This article is about the communities response to the death of the young women and why Lynchburg, VA is such a great place.

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I take car accident clients and help them get compensation for their insurance claims. Most of the time when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle their will be an insurance claim applicable. I represented one women that was struck while she was on the sidewalk and a vehicle was leaving a store parking lot. Consequently, the vehicle was entirely at fault for the accident and their insurance company was forced to pay my client a settlement. When a vehicle strikes a person it can cause significant personal injury or death. Most cars weigh several thousand pounds and when that hits a person the damage can be devastating. Certainly, the injured party will need to immediately go to the hospital.

Call A Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in a car accident or have a family member killed in a motor vehicle accident I highly suggest you call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701. Consequently, i am a car accident lawyer and help people obtain compensation from insurance companies for their claims. It is statistically more likely that a person with an insurance claim will get more compensation after retaining a lawyer then a person that does not.

Please note that none of the foregoing is legal advice nor should it be considered a legal advertisement, if you have a legal matter you should most likely contact an attorney. Even if you decide not to call me you should probably still get in contact with an Attorney. 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 YoutubeInstagramFacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblrBloggerRedditYelpAvvo and JustiaSecurity Clearance Attorney

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Cellphone: (434) 660-9701

Available with appointment (434) 660-9701:

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Whatever the cause of your injuries, you can be sure that our dedicated car accident attorney in Lynchburg will provide you with trusted legal guidance that meets your needs. Certainly, for client convenience, our firm offers free case evaluations to get you started on your pursuit of just compensation. We are available 24/7 and ready to walk you through each step of case proceedings. Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

When should you contact a lawyer after a car accident?

Contact a lawyer immediately after a car accident. Consequently, the sooner you contact a lawyer, the better chance you have of getting paid for your damages. A lawyer can help you file a police report, collect evidence, and negotiate a settlement with the other driver’s insurance company.

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Please note that none of the foregoing is legal advice nor should it be considered a legal advertisement, if you have a legal matter you should most likely contact an attorney. Even if you decide not to call me you should probably still get in contact with an Attorney. 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 YoutubeInstagramFacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblrBloggerRedditYelpAvvo and JustiaSecurity Clearance Attorney Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

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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