In the aviation world, just about everything we do is governed by a rule or regulation. The rules exist for a reason. Safety is the reason that gets the majority of the airplay. But must we always follow the rules? Not necessarily. It is possible to obtain an exemption from certain Federal Aviation Regulations (“FAR’s”). As matter of fact, exemptions are frequently requested. However, they aren’t necessarily granted. For more information on the process for petitioning the FAA for an exemption, some of the exemptions that the FAA has granted and some of the exemption requests that the FAA has denied, please read my latest article on the subject here.