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Features June 2018 Issue

Flying on Business

Will the demands of a busy schedule induce you to fly when you shouldn’t?

Flying on Business

You’ve landed that dream job where you can legitimately fly your aircraft on business trips, and even deduct the expenses from your taxes. How will you mitigate the risks of that?

Much of general aviation activity in piston-powered airplanes is for recreation—the proverbial $100 hamburger ($1000?) on nice sunny weekends. Still, there are many general aviation pilots who fly—using the technical phrase—“for the furtherance of business.” We’re not talking banner tows, flight instruction, skydiving, or true commercial endeavors. “Furtherance of business” denotes those operations that are only “incidental to that business or employment.” (14 CFR §61.113)

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