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E. Alan Armstrong

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Top Rated Aviation & Aerospace Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Alan Armstrong Attorney at Law
2900 Chamblee Tucker Rd, Bldg. 5-350
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: 770-451-0313
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Aviation and Aerospace
Attorney Profile

Representing clients in the state of Georgia, E. Alan Armstrong is the founder of Alan Armstrong Law. He represents those who have been injured and their family members when they are seeking compensation for personal injuries and wrongful death caused by aviation accidents. He is also focused on aviation law, claims against operators of public use airports, aircraft acquisitions and sales, air crash litigation, airman enforcement and certificate actions, and structuring aircraft flight departments.

Admitted to practice in the state of Georgia, Mr. Armstrong is also admitted to practice in many federal courts. These include the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the Georgia Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the United State Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.  Mr. Armstrong is a founding member of the International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

At Berry College, Mr. Armstrong earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology before moving on to study at the Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law. He then moved to Emory University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1976.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Aviation and Aerospace
Focus Areas

Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About E. Alan Armstrong

First Admitted: 1976, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://alanarmstronglaw.com/about/

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Is A Statement of Acrobatic Competency A Certificate or Rating Authorizing an Appeal to the NTSB Following An Order of Revocation? Vol. XXXVII, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall 2015
  • Assaults on the FAA’s Drone Policy Mount – Brendan Schulman on Behalf of Texas Equusearch Files Petition for Review with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Vol. 4, No. 2, General Aviation Security, June 2014
  • A Primer on the Pilot’s Bill of Rights, General Aviation Security, Vol. 2, No. 3, Autumn 2012
  • Desert Flower – A Visit to the Planes of Fame Museum in Arizona, Warbirds, February 2011
  • Emergency Authority, Warbirds, March, 2010
  • Warbird – Weight and Balance - - How Much Do You Weigh? Warbirds, March, 2009
  • The Flying Tigers and Pearl Harbor - - The Rest of the Story, Warbirds, February 2009
  • Preemptive Strike – America’s Plan to Attack Japan First Would Have Prevented Pearl Harbor, Flight Journal, June, 2006
  • Getting it Fixed Right, The Aviation Consumer, Vol. XXXV, No. 8, August, 2005
  • Jury Awards Substantial Verdict and Firefighter’s Rule, Airline Pilot Careers, August, 2001
  • Pilot Complacency, Airline Pilot Careers, December, 2000
  • Faulty Pre-Flight Check, Pilot Protected Under PRIA and Captain’s Checklist Deviation Upheld, Airline Pilot Careers, November, 2000
  • Dealing with DUI Convictions, Airline Pilot Careers, October, 2000
  • Altitude Busts – No Your Obligations and Options as a Pilot, Airline Pilot Careers, August, 2000
  • The NTSB's Inconsistent View of Undeclared Emergencies, IFR Magazine, September, 1994
  • Pireps Don't Count for Much in Assessing Icing, IFR Magazine, December, 1993
  • What Does 'Hold for Release' Really Mean? edited by Alan Armstrong, IFR Magazine, June, 1993
  • Improper Air Taxi: Don't Even Think About It, IFR Magazine, June, 1992
  • The FAA's New Expungement Policy, IFR Magazine, March, 1992
  • Is Careless or Reckless Really a Catchall? IFR Magazine, December, 1991
  • The Perils of Miscommunication, IFR Magazine, September, 1991
  • The 609 Ride; Not as Bad as You Think, IFR Magazine, June, 1991
  • The Legalities of Busting Minimums, IFR Magazine, March, 1991
  • Short Takes from the NTSB Docket, IFR Magazine, January, 1991
  • CRM The Rightful Defense (Who's on First, What's on Second and Nobody's in Charge), The Stick Shaker, Winter 1990-91
  • Making a Case: Defending Cockpit Resource Management, Southern Aviator, December, 1990
  • If You've Got a DWI Rap, the FAA Wants to Know, IFR Magazine, November, 1990
  • Flightwatch -- Pilot Wins Case Because FAA Couldn't Provide Identity, Southern Aviator, November, 1990
  • Under the Gun: PIC Liability, IFR Magazine, October, 1990
  • . A Lawyer's Conflict of Interest: Multiple Representation, The Stick Shaker, Fall 1990
  • The AIM: Regulations in Disguise? IFR Magazine, September, 1990
  • Pilots' Licenses Should Be Vested Rights ... Not Privileges, Sport Aviation, August, 1990
  • Completing Medical Forms Can Be Self-Incriminating, U.S. Aviator, August, 1990
  • Civil Penalties for Pilots: Demonstration Program Continues, The Stick Shaker, (Independent Newsletter for Federal Express Pilots), Summer, 1990
  • Guarding Against Altitude Busts, IFR Magazine, July, 1990
  • Are FAA Medical Forms Self-Incriminating? IFR Magazine, June, 1990
  • What to Do About Defective Clearances, IFR Magazine, May, 1990
  • The FAA's Civil Penalty Assessment Demonstration Program, U.S. Aviator, Southern/Gulf Coast Edition, April, 1990
  • Drug Testing Now Required, IFR Magazine, April, 1990
  • A Pilot's Call to Political Action, The Gulf Coast Aviator, December, 1989
  • Appealing NTSB Decisions (The Scope of Review), The Aviation Times, December, 1989
  • Most Jury Pools, Judges Not Pilots, The Aviation Times, October-November, 1989
  • FAA Seeks Expansion of Civil Penalties, The Aviation Times, September, 1989
  • Can the FAA Be Prosecutors and Judge? The Aviation Times, August, 1989
  • Congressmen Hear Complaints Against FAA, The Aviation Times, July, 1989
  • Open Letter to Pilots, The Aviation Times, June, 1989
  • FAA Resumes Certificate Prosecutions, The GA Pilot, May, 1989
  • Ruling on Medical Certificates, Air Line Pilot, April, 1989
  • Coordination Among FAA Counsel, The GA Pilot, April, 1989
  • The FAA's Civil Penalty Assessment Demonstration Program, The GA Pilot, March, 1989
  • Consultation Among FAA Counsel: More Direction from Washington is the Rule, The GA Pilot, February, 1989
  • Medical Certificate Cases Dismissed, The GA Pilot, January, 1989
  • The Instructor as Pilot in Command, The GA Pilot, December, 1988
  • FAA Implements New Sanction Guidelines, The GA Pilot, November, 1988
  • Operators and Inoperative Equipment, The GA Pilot, October, 1988
  • Inoperative Aircraft Equipment and the General Aviation Pilot, The GA Pilot, September, 1988
  • TCA and ARSA Incursions, The GA Pilot, August, 1988
  • Mode C Still Causing Controversy, The GA Pilot, July, 1988
  • FAA Policy Concerning Altitude Deviations - Part 2, The GA Pilot, June, 1988
  • Altitude Deviations - Part 1, The GA Pilot, May/June, 1988
  • 88-2 Deadline Has Been Extended, The GA Pilot, April, 1988
  • Reckless Flying and Aviation Safety Reports, The GA Pilot, March, 1988
  • FAA Sanctions for Violations, The GA Pilot, February, 1988
  • The Price of Your Toys, Plane & Pilot, August, 1985; reprinted in Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. VII, No. 3, at 28 (Summer 1985)
  • The Continuing Saga of Lantana Air Park, Vol. XLIII, No. 1, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring 2021
  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Oral Argument in Tuscola Area Airport Authority v. Dickson, Vol. XLII, No. 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter 2020-21
  • How Not to Purchase An Airplane – Reaping the Whirlwind for Negligence and Inattentiveness, Vol. XLII, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall 2020
  • A Primer on Aircraft Mechanic’s Liens, Vol. XLII, No. 2, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2020.
  • FAA Announces New Enforcement Policy for Expired Airmen Medical Certificates, Vol. XLII, No. 2, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2020
  • Aerial Demonstrations and Dynamic Maneuvering, Vol. XLII, No. 1, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring 2020
  • Wind Farms and Public Use Airports – Why the FAA Fails to Ensure Air Safety, Vol. XLI, No. 4, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter 2019-20
  • An Analysis of the Engineering Decisions Made by Boeing in Designing the B-737 Max Aircraft, Vol. XLI, No. 2, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2019
  • An Analysis of the Engineering Decisions Made by Boeing in Designing the B-737 Max Aircraft, Vol. XLI, No. 2, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2019
  • Palm Beach Jet Ban Struck Down for the Second Time by the FAA, Vol. XLI, No. 2, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2019
  • Barber’s Point Naval Air Station – And Its Place in History – A Dying Gem on Oahu, Vol. XLI, No. 1, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring 2019
  • The Flying Tigers and the WWII Guerilla Air War in China - American Pilots as Guerilla Warriors, Vol. XL, No. 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter 2018-19
  • The Piper Aircraft Museum in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, Vol. XL, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall 2018
  • Why Jurisdiction Over Airmen Enforcement and Certificate Cases Should Be Transferred from the National Transportation Safety Board to Federal District Court, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, 83 J. Air L. & Com. 2 (2018)
  • Flying the 2018 Charleston Air Show, Vol. XL, No. 2, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2018
  • The Planes of Fame Museum – A tribute to Preserving America’s Aviation History, Vol. XL, No. 1, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring 2018.
  • An Airman’s Survival Guide to FAA Drug Testing, Vol. XXXIX, No. 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter 2017-18
  • Request for Amendment to 49 C.F.R. §40.193/Shy Bladder Protocol, Vol. XXXIX, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall 2017
  • The Ultimate Team Sport – A Tribute to the Men and Women of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN – 71), Vol. XXIX, No. 2, Lawyer –Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer, 2017]
  • Palm Beach County Ban on Turbofan Jet Operations May Violate FAA Sponsor Grant Assurances, Vol. XXXIX, No. 1, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring, 2017
  • Hazards of Excluding Aircraft Operations at A Public Airport Without First Conducting A Noise Study, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter 2016-17
  • Administrator Abandons Appeal in Failed Prosecution of Counterfeit Aircraft Parts Case, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall 2016
  • Incorporating Drones into the National Airspace System – A Study in Chaos, Aviation Law Section Newsletter – State Bar of Georgia, Summer 2016
  • FAA Misses the Mark with New Rules on Flight and Duty Time, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2016
  • Incorporating Drones into The National Airspace System – A Study in Chaos, Vol. XXXVII, No. 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter 2015-16
  • Addressed the Georgia Aviation Trades Association Business Meeting at Jekyll Island, Georgia on June 3, 1989, regarding the Federal Aviation Administration's Civil Penalty Assessment Demonstration Program
  • FAA Director of Flight Standards Service Issues Notice Relating to Enforcement/Education in Terms of UAS Operations, Vol. XXXVII, No. 2, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2015
  • FAA Chief Counsel Revises Interpretation on Cockpit Voice Recorder Requirements, Vol. XXXVII, No. 2, LawyerPilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2015
  • FAA Rebuffs Ambitions of Airpooler, Vol. XXXVI, No. 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter 2014
  • Failure to Provide Air Traffic Data Results in Dismissal of FAA’s Complaint, Vol. XXXVI, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall 2014
  • Supreme Court Adopts Mantle of Jury Overturning Defamation Award to Captain Described by Airline Employee as Mentally Unstable and Possibly Armed, Aviation Law Section Newsletter – State Bar of Georgia, Summer 2014
  • Supreme Court Adopts Mantle of Jury Overturning Defamation Award to Captain Described by Airline Employee as Mentally Unstable and Possibly Armed, Vol. XXXVI, No. 2, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2014
  • Federal Air Surgeon, Fred Tilton, M.D., Publishes the FAA’s New Obstructive Sleep Apnea Policy, Vol. XXXVI, No. 1, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring 2014
  • Checking out in the Back Seat of an AT-6 Texan, Vol. XXXV, No. 4, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter 2013
  • The Hazards of Operating Flight Department Companies, Vol. XXXV, No. 3, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall 2013
  • Ownership Trusts and Voting Trusts When Dealing with Non-United States Persons and Entities, Vol. XXXV, No. 2, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2013
  • Can an Airshow Performer Flying an Experimental Aircraft Provide Media Rides as Part of His Appearance Fee? Vol. XXXV, No. 1, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring 2013
  • Will the Pilot’s Bill of Rights Trump Board Case Law Authorizing the FAA to Withhold Portions of the Enforcement Investigating Report? Vol. XXXIV, No. 4, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter 2012-2013
  • Government Begins Implementation of Pilots’ Bill of Rights, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall 2012
  • NTSB Publishes Notice of Proposed Rule Making Concerning Rules of Procedure and Recovery of Attorney’s Fees, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2, Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2012
  • When Is An Aircraft Airworthy? Vol. XXXIV, No. 1, Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring 2012
  • How can a Foreign Citizen Own an American Corporation and Fly an Airplane in the United States with American Registration? Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall 2011
  • Why is Remedial Training a Low Priority with the FAA? Vol. XXXIII, No. 2 Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2011
  • Pseudo Second-In-Command Line Checks, Vol. XXXIII, No. 1, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring 2011
  • Call for a Congressional Inquiry into the Arbitrary and Capricious Decisions of the National Transportation Safety Board, 75 J. Air L. & Com. 3 (2010)
  • FlightWatch Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses NTSB and Declares the Board Departed from Precedent Without a Reasoned Explanation – But the Board Signals Its Intention to Continue to Favor the FAA, Vol. XXXII, No. 3, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall 2010
  • FlightWatch – Two Court Opinions Declare Decisions of the NTSB Must Be Reversed for Departure from Binding Precedent, Vol. XXII, No. 1, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring 2010
  • Numerous Low Passes by Jet Pilot Result in Revocation of His Certificate, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter 2009-10 
  • Office of Inspector General Declares: ‘…General Aviation Presents Only Limited and Mostly Hypothetical Threats to Security, Vol. XXXI, No. 2, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer/Fall 2009
  • Long Arm Jurisdiction in the Twenty-First Century and Its Relation to Air Crash Litigation, Vol. XXX, No. 1, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring, 2009
  • Flightwatch, Airline's ASAP Reports are Discoverable says District Court, Vol. XXIX, No. 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter, 2008-09
  • Flightwatch, Vol. XXIX, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall, 2008
  • Emergency Authority Vol. XXIX, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall, 2008
  • Long Arm Jurisdiction in the 21st Century and Its Relation to Air Crash Litigation, Vol. 16, No. 1, American Association of Justice, Aviation Law Section Newsletter, Fall, 2008
  • NTSB Issues an Order Declaring that the FAA Can Ignore Policies in its Own Enforcement Handbook, Vol. XXVIII, No. 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring, 2008
  • The Flying Legends Air Show at Duxford – 2007, Vol. XXVIII, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall, 2007
  • Flight Watch, Vol. XXVIII, No. 2, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer, 2007
  • Economic Loss Doctrine May Bar Claims of Damage to Aircraft Caused by Negligent Inspection, Vol. XXVII, No. 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter, 2006 – 2007
  • FAA Operation Specification A008 – Killing A Flea with A Sledgehammer, The National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association Newsletter (Summer, 2006). This article also appeared in Vol. XXVIII, No. 2, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2006
  • Overcoming the Administrator’s Emergency Characterization in Aviation Enforcement Proceedings, Vol. XXVIII, No. 1, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring, 2006
  • Enforcement Docket: (1) United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Affirms Lifetime Revocation of Airman’s Certificate; and (2) Mounting a Successful Defense to a TFR Penetration Charge, Vol. XXVII, LawyerPilots Bar Association Journal, Winter, 2005-2006
  • Overcoming the Administrator’s ‘Emergency’ Characterization in Aviation Enforcement Proceedings, The Air & Space Lawyer, Vol. 20, No. 2, Fall, 2005, pp. 17-21
  • A Trip to Andrews Air Force Base for the Joint Services Open House of 2005, Vol. XXVII, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall, 2005
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses the NTSB for its Reversal of a Credibility Assessment Made by Judge Mullins, Vol. XXVII, No. 2, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer, 2005
  • FAA Implements Changes to Part 13 of the Federal Aviation Regulations Dealing with Civil Penalty Actions, Vol. XXVII, No. 1, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring, 2005
  • Timeshare in the Air, Vol. XXVI, Number 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter, 2004-2005
  • Flight watch, including discussion of McFann v. Sky Warriors, Inc., 268 Ga. App. 750, 603 S.E.2d, (June 24, 2004), Vol. XXVI, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall, 2004
  • Flying Tigers Honored at Zihjiang International Peace and Cultural Festival, Vol. XXVI, No. 1, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring, 2004
  • A Tour of Flight Safety in Atlanta, Georgia, Vol. XXV, No. 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Journal, Winter, 2003-2004
  • Flying at Duxford, Vol. XXV, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall, 2003
  • Flying Tigers Film Proposal, Vol. XXV, No.2, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer, 2003
  • Federal Express Developing an Aviation Safety Program, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring 2003
  • The Federal Aviation Act May Not Completely Preempt Trespass Actions Under State Law, and Getting Time in a Texan, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer 2002
  • NTSB Affirms FAA Order Revoking a Control Tower Operator Certificate, Vol. XXIV, No. 1, Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring 2002
  • Flight Watch (Discussion of recent catastrophic injury cases), Vol. XXIII, No. 2, Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer, 2001
  • How to Buy an Airplane, Vol. XXIII, No. 1, Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring, 2001
  • Aircraft Partnership Agreements – Be Careful who you Pick as your Partner, Vol. XXI, No. 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter, 1999-2000
  • Thoughts from Alan Armstrong - On Miscellaneous Aviation Matters, Vol. XX, No. 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter, 1998-1999
  • FAA Inspectors and Special Agents Get Authority to Issue Traffic Tickets/Administrative Actions, Vol. XX, No. 3, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Fall, 1998
  • The Trip to Sun 'N Fun - 1998, Vol. XX, No. 2, Lawyer-Pilots-Bar Association Journal, Summer, 1998
  • May a Captain Reasonably Rely on the Minimum Equipment List for His Aircraft in Activating a Component or System that is a Deferred Maintenance Item? Vol. XIX, No. 2, Lawyer- Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring, 1997
  • Absence of Position Awareness and Poor CRM May Have Resulted in the American Airlines Crash in Columbia, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Winter, 1996
  • What is a Reasonable Basis for Requesting a Section 609 Re-Examination? Vol. XVI, No. 4, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Summer, 1996
  • Navigating in the Zone of Confusion -- Reflections on Illegal Air Taxi Operations, Vol. XXVII, No. 2, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Spring 1995
  • Should Airmen Be Required to Demonstrate 'Prejudice' as a Prerequisite to the Dismissal of an Untimely FAA Complaint? Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XVI, No. 1, at 11 (Winter, 1994)
  • Alan Armstrong, Navigating in the Zone of Confusion -- Reflections on Illegal Air Taxi Operations, 21 Transp. L.J. 329 (1993)
  • LPBA Member's Success in Raising EAJA Attorney Fees, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XV, No. 2, at 28 (Spring 1993).
  • The Suppression of Evidence Obtained by the FAA Under Color of 'Informal' or 'Administrative' Subpoenas, LawyerPilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XIV, No. 4, at 28 (Fall 1992)
  • The Gray Area of Illegal Air Taxi Operations, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XIV, No. 2, at 32 (Spring 1992)
  • The FAA's Expunction Policy Concerning Records of Federal Aviation Regulation Violations, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XIV, No. 1 at 15 (Winter, 1992). 
  • Defending False Statement Charges Relating to the FAA's Medical Application Form, 57 J. Air L. & Com. 357, No. 2 (Winter 1991)
  • Careless or Reckless Aircraft Operations, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XIII, No. 4, at 12 (Fall, 1991)
  • Reflections on Pilots Operations, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XIII, No. 3, at 6 (Summer, 1991)
  • The Section 609 Checkride, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XIII, No. 2 at 9 (Spring, 1991)
  • Instrument Approaches and Flight Visibility, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XIII, No. 1, at 28 (Winter, 1991)
  • FAA Decrees Driving Records Germane, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XII. No. 4, at 28 (Fall, 1990)
  • The Rightful Reliance Defense, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XII, No. 4, at 13 (Fall, 1990).
  • A Lawyer's Conflict of Interest: Multiple Representation, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XII, No. 3, at 37 (Summer, 1990)
  • Altitude Deviations: The Pilot v. ATC, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XII, No. 2, at 28 (Spring, 1990)
  • Drug Testing is on the Way, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XII, No. 1, at 116 (Winter, 1990)
  • The Defective ATC Clearance and FAA Enforcement Actions, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XI, No. 4, at (Fall, 1989)
  • Is the FAA's Medical Application Form Too Ambiguous to Satisfy Due Process? 14 Air Law, 109 (1989), reprinted in Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XI, No. 3, (Summer, 1989)
  • Seventh Circuit Vacates FAA Order Denying Exemption to Airline Pilots Over Age Sixty, 14 Air Law, 36 (1989).
  • Proposed Revisions to America's National Airspace System: A Crisis in Leadership, 13 Air Law, 172 (1989)
  • Videotaping FAA Inspections, 13 Air Law, 71 (1988), reprinted in Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. X, No. 3, at 24 (Summer, 1988)
  • The Pilot's Pre-Flight Inspection Obligations as Relates to a Misfueled Aircraft, 12 Air Law, 143 (1987)
  • Aviation Safety and the FAA's Quality Assurance Program, 12 Air Law, 58 (1987); reprinted in Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. IX, No. 2, at 29 (Spring, 1987)
  • Pilot Certificate Actions and Civil Penalties, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, 52 J.Air L. & Com. 77 (1986)
  • Authored Preemptive Strike screenplay, winner of the 2008 Vision Fest screenwriting competition. The screenplay received a public reading in New York, New York, June 20, 2009
  • Authored Preemptive Strike – America’s Secret Plan to Bomb Japan Before the Attack on Pearl Harbor,” The Lyons Press (2006)
  • Developed film proposals and screenplay synopses dealing with the exploits of the American Volunteer Group (“AVG”), more commonly known as the Flying Tigers. See the website of Flying Tigers, LLC at www.flyingtigersfilm.com
  • June 11, 2021: Addressed the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Florida on How the Jet Ban at Lantana Airport in Palm Beach County Was Stricken as Unjustly Discriminatory
  • May 26, 2021: Addressed the Atlanta Fraternity of Silver Wings on How the Jet Ban at Lantana Airport in Palm Beach County Was Stricken as Unjustly Discriminatory
  • February 23, 2020: Gave presentations at the 2020 Southeast Council of Air Shows on Air Show Demonstrations and Dynamic Maneuvering
  • February 14, 2020: Gave two presentations at the 2020 National Warbird Operators Conference: (1) The Emergency Authority of the Pilot-in-Command and (2) Air Show Demonstrations and Dynamic Maneuvering
  • September 19, 2019: Addressed retired United States Air Force pilots of classes 55U and 56A about Preemptive Strike.
  • January 30, 2019: Addressed Silver Wings Atlanta Fraternity on the Challenges of Acting as a Television Personality
  • Chair of Seminar entitled “Aviation Law” presented by the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, April 22, 2016 
  • Addressed organizers of the Pinetree Festival in Swainsboro, Georgia regarding Preemptive Strike, May 6, 2011
  • Co-Chair of seminar entitled: “Aviation Law,” presented by the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Georgia on March 17, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Addressed Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690 on the TSA’s Large Aircraft Security Program, January 8, 2010
  • Presentation on the Transportation Security Administration’s Large Aircraft Security Program at a Briefing Session in conjunction with the 2009 International Council of Air Shows
  • Addressed Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690 on the Emergency Authority of the Pilot-in Command to Deviate from the Regulations, September 5, 2009
  • Addressed Project Patriot concerning my book: Preemptive Strike, January 4, 2007
  • Addressed Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690 concerning my book: Preemptive Strike, November 8, 2006
  • Organized and co-chair of seminar entitled “Aviation Law,” presented by the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Georgia on April 15, 2005
  • Addressed persons in attendance at the Fourth Annual Alabama Airport Conference in Orange Beach, Florida, April 23, 2004
  • Addressed the Silver Wing Fraternity, Georgia Chapter, concerning “Preemptive Strike – America’s Secret Plan to Bomb Japan Before the Attack on Pearl Harbor,” April 7, 2004
  • Addressed persons in attendance at World War Two Day of the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force concerning “Preemptive Strike – America’s Secret Plan to Bomb Japan Before the Attack on Pearl Harbor,” April 3, 2004
  • Addressed lawyers in attendance at the First Annual In-House Counsel Conference, sponsored by the National Pilot’s Association in Atlanta, Georgia, January 26, 2004
  • Addressed the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force on the American Volunteer Group/Flying Tigers, September 20, 2003
  • Co-Chair of seminar entitled: “Aviation Law,” presented by the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Georgia on February 7, 2003, in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Addressed the Silver Wings Fraternity, Georgia Chapter, August 7, 2002
  • Co-Chair of seminar entitled: “Product Liability in Air Crash Litigation,” presented by the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Georgia on March 30, 2000, in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Chair of seminar entitled: “Successful handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Georgia,” presented by Lorman Education Services on May 19, 1999, in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Addressed Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690, October 9, 1998
  • Co-Chair of Aviation Law Seminar presented by the Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia on November 6, 1997, in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Addressed the Aero Club of Metropolitan Atlanta on the topic of FAA Enforcement Actions on January 11, 1994
  • Addressed the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 611 on July 4,1992, regarding the FAA's Civil Penalty Assessment Demonstration Program and H.R. 5481 reported out of the House Aviation Subcommittee on June 25, 1992
  • Organized and participated in a mock trial at the Sun-n-Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida, April 10, 1992. Afterwards, gave a presentation on "Recent Developments in Aviation Law."
  • Addressed persons in attendance at the Sun-n-Fun Meeting in Lakeland, Florida, April 7, 1991, and presented a paper entitled: "Defending False Statement Charges Related to the FAA's Medical Application Form."
  • Addressed persons in attendance at the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association's Southern Region Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, March 21, 1991, and presented a paper entitled: "Defending False Statement Charges Related to the FAA's Medical Application Form."
  • Addressed the Chattanooga Flyers, Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 5, 1989 regarding: (1) FAA Enforcement Practices, (2) Prosecutions Related to the FAA's Medical Application Form, and (3) the FAA's Civil Penalty Assessment Demonstration Program.
  • Addressed the Florida Aero Club at its meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida on August 12, 1989, regarding: (1) The FAA's Enforcement Practices, (2) Prosecutions Relating to the FAA's Medical Application Form, and (3) The FAA's Civil Penalty Assessment Demonstration Program.
  • Addressed the Flying Rebels in Atlanta, Georgia on June 4, 1989, regarding the FAA's Civil Penalty Assessment Demonstration Program

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association of Justice 
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, January 29, 1992
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, January 24, 1992
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, April 28, 1989
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, March 23, 1989
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, February 13, 1989
  • United States Supreme Court, December 17, 1982
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, October 1, 1981
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, June 30, 1977
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, January 5, 1977
  • Georgia Supreme Court, November 22, 1976
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, November 16, 1976
  • Superior and State Courts for the State of Georgia, November 15, 1976
  • Chairman, Aviation Section of State Bar of Georgia, 1998 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, (Contributing Editor)
  • IATSBA (Founding Member)
  • ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • ABA Forum Committee on Air and Space Law
  • American Bar Association (ABA) 

Honors/Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers 2009 - 2021
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who
  • Outstanding People in the 20th Century
  • Who’s Who in American Law (11th Ed.)
  • Atlanta Magazine Top Attorneys in Georgia - 2020
  • Edition of Georgia’s Super Lawyers 2018 – 2021

Industry Groups

  • Aircraft
  • Aircraft Purchasers/Sellers
  • Airports
  • Anything Aviation
  • Pilots
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Office Location for E. Alan Armstrong

2900 Chamblee Tucker Rd
Bldg. 5-350
Atlanta, GA 30341

Phone: 770-451-0313

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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