This supporting workbook is designed to be used with the Practical Aviation & Aerospace Law textbook to provide a comprehensive instructional package for undergraduate and graduate aviation law courses offered to students preparing for aviation careers. It aids in application of legal principles set forth in the textbook to the kinds of decisions students will make in the real world of aviation as managers, pilots, mechanics, aircraft owners, air traffic controllers, air safety investigators, and others involved in aviation as a profession or hobby. The updated and expanded Sixth Edition reflects statutory and regulatory changes, international treaty law, and includes law topics surrounding the burgeoning fields of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and commercial spaceflight.
With a concise format that mimics the textbook, this combination workbook/study guide breaks down a complex field of law into understandable examples and problems to solve ultimately helping readers retain the learned concepts. Many of the workbook questions are based on real dilemmas faced by the author’s clients during his more than 30 years experience. Others are the product of a fertile imagination yet they give aviation law students an idea of what can happen in real industry situations.
This Practical Aviation & Aerospace Law Workbook enhances the value of the textbook, serving as an excellent supporting teaching tool taken together, the two complement each other perfectly in the classroom.
J. Scott Hamilton, J.D., is an Assistant Professor of Management for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, serving as Faculty Chair for the Sky Harbor Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He previously served as chief operating officer of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), after serving as the national organization's general counsel. He is an experienced pilot (Private Pilot with airplane, single engine, land & sea, instrument airplane, advanced & instrument ground instructor ratings, and about 1,700 hours flight time) who has owned several aircraft. He is also an experienced skydiver (with 2,500 jumps) who served as a combat demolition specialist and HALO instructor in Army Special Forces.
Dr. Hamilton founded a law firm specializing in aviation law in Colorado, where he practiced law for 25 years and served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver, and as an Adjunct Instructor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and for the Aerospace Science Department at Metropolitan State College of Denver, then served as Senior Assistant Attorney General in Wyoming. He holds a B.A. degree in economics and business from Hendrix College; J.D. from the University of Denver; and LL.M. in aerospace law from Southern Methodist University, where he was named the Easterwood Foundation Scholar. He is currently a Master of Aeronautical Science candidate at Embry-Riddle, pursuing a management specialization.
Hamilton has published widely on aviation law, including the "Practical Aviation Law" textbook, workbook and teachers' manual, now in the 5th edition, and Amazon.com's bestseller in the category of "Air & Space." He has received many honors, including induction into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame (1988) and Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame (1998).