Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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Government Sites:

Aviation Consumer Protection Division: The Department of Transportations division monitors airline compliance with Aviation Consumer Protection laws.

Aviation Weather Center : National aviation forecasts for pilots, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the National Weather Service.

Federal Aviation Administration: Federal organization for the regulation of civil aviation.

FAA-data and statistics: Statistics on accidents, airline delays, passenger incidents, forecasts, safety, and airport funding.

FAA-regulations: Federal regulations for aviation, includes historical aviation regulations and upcoming changes in regulatory law.

FAA-research and education: Information about pilot testing and licensing.

National Business Center Aviation Management: Department of Interior site devoted to the prevention of aircraft mishaps.

National Transportation Safety Board: Publications and Statistics about aviation accidents.

Aviation & Pilots Associations:

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Organization: Advocacy group for pilot and aircraft owners’ interests.

Air Line Pilots Association: Advocates for professional air line pilots.

Arizona Pilots Association: A non-profit, general aviation organization representing the interests of Arizona pilots.

Aviation Association of New Hampshire: A non-profit, general aviation association representing the interests of New Hampshire pilots.

Backcountry Pilot: Organization for off-airport pilots.

California Pilots Association: Represents California pilots’ interests.

Colorado Pilots Association: Represents Colorado pilots’ interests.

Experimental Aviation Association: Organization for aviators specializing in homebuilt and ultra-light aircraft, as well as aerobatic flying.

Idaho Aviation Association: Represents Idaho pilots’ interests.

International Air Transport Association: Organization analyzes flight operations data and proposes solutions to flight operations problems; promotes low fuel costs for aviation.

International Civil Aviation Organization: Organization that advocates the standardization of international pilot training and safety standards. Site includes links to international aviation resources by country.

International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations: Group objective is to guide national general aviation organizations in representing pilot interests to their governments.

National Business Aviation Association: Promotes the interests of organizations using aircraft for business.

Oregon Pilots Association: Represents the interests of Oregon pilots, monitors regulation and legislation affecting Oregon pilots.

Professional Aviation Mechanics Association: Organization for professional aviation mechanics.

Professional Helicopter Pilots Association: Articles and forums about helicopters.

Professional Pilot Rumour Network: Anonymous forums for airline industry gossip.

Sea Plan Pilots Association: Organization for water-landing aircraft; articles about sea-planes and sea-plane landing competitions.

Tennessee Aviation Association: Represents the interests of Tennessee pilots.

United States Pilots Association: Grass roots pilot rights organization.

Vintage Aircraft Association: Group of vintage aircraft fans and restorers.

Volunteer Pilots Association: Charitable non-profit organization that organizes flights for medical evacuation or other emergencies.

Washington Pilots Association: Organization that promotes the interests of Washington state pilots.

Women in Aviation International: Group that encourages women to seek job opportunities in the aviation industry.

Aviation Statistics & Research:

Aviation.org: Interactive website maintained by the Aviation Safety Connection, addresses safety issues related to pilot performance.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics: Site contains airline on-time data.

Center for General Aviation Research: Think-tank dedicated to civil aviation research.

General Aviation Manufacturers Association: Site contains statistics on the strength of the aircraft manufacturing industry.

National Coalition for Aviation Education: Organization to disseminate information on aviation teaching and resources.

There are many different types of aviation accidents that may be compensable. If you have been injured on an airplane, seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney right away to determine if you have a claim. All states have a limit on the time in which you can sue on an injury claim called a statute of limitations (for example, two years). If you do not file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations period, you will be forever barred from suing on that claim.