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Litigation Fee Schedule and Conditions

Fee Structure for Robert D. Cook, Flight Pro Consulting Services LLC
Technical Services, Aviation Litigation Support & Expert Testimony

  • A Project Specific legal contract will be drafted for the client outlining the specific task to be performed, terms, conditions and project deliverables before the project is commenced.

  • Standard daily fee for technical services are $700.00 to $5,600.00 (United States Dollars) per day pro rated to $87.50 to $725.00 per hour (8 hour day)

  • If work is to be accomplished at home i.e. report writing, research etc. Flight Pro will pro rate work to hourly fee schedule.
  • When on the road traveling, the full daily rate will apply (8 hours)

  • If work is more than 8 hours a day the additional time will be billed at the hourly rate.

  • Flight Pro bills to the 10th of an hour.

  • All travel expenses necessary for the execution of the project, including transportation by rail, taxi, bus, rental vehicle and air travel will be accomplished at business class rate for travel in the Continental United States and must be purchased on Flight Pro’s (Robert D. Cook) personal American Express credit card (due to personal insurance coverage provision) International air travel to include Alaska & Hawaii will require 1st class accommodations. Client may have the ability to book flights at their option through their own agency but must use Flight Pro’s American Express credit card to book the flight.

  • All other charges related to, hotels, rental cars or other forms of transportation because of personal insurance coverage provisions will also have to be booked and paid for by Flight Pro’s (Robert D. Cook) credit card.

  • The following expenses will be billed as direct cost to the client: Accommodations, valet services, telephone/fax charges, postage and shipping/courier services, in-house printing and reproduction. Photocopying, photos, laser printing, and various supplies needed to support the project.

  • An Armed Guard will be required 24/7 for countries that are considered hostile by the U.S. Dept. of State.
  • Days involving deposition and testimony including standing by to give such will be charged at $5,600.00 per day. Additional time in excess of 8 hours per day will be billed at $700.00 per hour.

  • Rate of reimbursement of meals will be billed at a flat rate of $87.00 per day in the United States. Meals for travel in Europe, Caribbean, South America, South Pacific, Asia, Far East, Mid East, Africa, Canada and Australia will be billed at a flat rate of $160.00 per day.

  • Hotel and accommodation charges will be billed at actual expense.

  • Mileage for personal use of vehicle for transportation will be reimbursed at 58.5 cents per mile.

  • If flight Pros Resume (Robert D. Cook) is used to solicit work, Flight Pro must be notified in advance, and used on the projected project or compensated as agreed in advance for obtaining the work.

Fee Structure for Safety Audits & FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR-T)
Services Authorized FAA Functions Codes: 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 49
Note: All times, including travel time on the project will be billed as appropriate

Fee's & Schedules

Fee Structure for FAA Designated Airworthiness Services are based upon prevailing industry rates, and the scope and complexity of the certification project. An expected Fee Range of $87.50 per hour and up to $175.00 per hour plus the cost of issuance of the certificate can be expected depending upon the scope of the project. Retained clients receive the lowest available rates. Contact Flight Pro Consulting Services LLC to discuss your specific project needs.


Safety Compliance Functions
Fee Schedule

Pre Certification and Gap Analysis Safety Audits to Insure
Regulatory Safety Compliance and Conformity

• IATA International Operational Safety Audits (IOSA) Gap Analysis & Pre audits
• FAA Safety Compliance Audits for FAR’s 121, 133, 135, 137, 145 & 91
• International Standard Business Aircraft Operations Audit (IS-BAO)
(Gap Analysis, Pre Audit & Final IS-BAO Independent Compliance Audit)
• International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) System Safety Audits
• Dept. of Defense (DOD) Quality and Safety Audit, (Gap Analysis & Pre Audit)
• ISO-9001-2000 Aviation Safety & Compliance Audits
• AS-9100 & AS-9110 Aerospace Industry Quality Management System Audits
• FAR 121/135 Aircraft conformity Audit to FAA Standards
• Air Charter Safety Foundation CFR 135 Operational Safety Audits




Flight Pro’s specialized team of up to 5 * highly experienced certified safety auditors will work with your employees 8 hours a day to review and suggest revisions to your documents, manuals and operating procedures to prepare your aviation organization for a full compliance audit.


* Team size and time on site will vary according to scope and complexity of operations and standards used for the audit. Please call for specific price quote

Aviation Consulting Services

• Aircraft Asset Management Services
• Aircraft pre purchase condition inspections
• FAR 145 Repair Station inspections & audits
• Aircraft and components records review
• FAA & NTSB liaison activities
• Safety audit liaison services
• On site project management and oversight (heavy checks etc.)
• Evaluation of aircraft simulators, training centers, training programs equipment Aevaluation, facilities inspections
• Due diligence audits
• Evaluation of flight simulator instructor’s qualifications
• Best practices safety audits and general regulatory compliance and
conformity audits.


Please call for a personal quote on your specific project. Prices will vary according to complexity of assignment, duration of project and location.


FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative Services
Authorized FAA Function Codes : 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,49

FAA DAR Authorization: DART831138EA

• Airworthiness Certificate Single Engine Piston Airplane
• Airworthiness Certificate Multi Engine Piston Airplane
• Airworthiness Certificate Single Engine Turbo Prop Airplane
• Airworthiness Certificate Multi Engine Turbo Prop & Turbo Jet Airplanes
• Airworthiness Certificate Rotorcraft/Helicopter Single Engine Piston
• Airworthiness Certificate Rotorcraft/Helicopter Single Engine Turbine
• Airworthiness Certificate Rotorcraft/Helicopter Multi Engine Turbine
• Aircraft Conformity Inspection to FAA or client’s documented standards
• FAA Special Flight Permit (Ferry Permit) Operator to complete FAA form
8130-6 before DAR inspection
• Import/Export of Class I products (Aircraft) and Class II products
manufactured and located in the United States
• FAA Aging Aircraft Inspection & Records Review required by the Aging
Aircraft Safety Act of 1991 in accordance with the FAA Certificate Holding
District Office procedures for FAR 121/129/135
• Replacement for lost, or Mutilated Standard or Special Airworthiness
Certificate, providing proper documentation can be obtained
NOTE: This includes the replacement of certificates when the aircraft
registration number changes.

*Research & Development, Standard Category, Special, Restricted Category, Limited Category, Special Flight Permit, Experimental, Exhibition or Air Racing, Primary Category, Market Surveys, Crew Training on U.S. Aircraft:

* Fee’s shown are for each certificate issued.
$550.00 + $87.50 per hour + expenses
$650.00 + $87.50 per hour + expenses
$650.00 + 87.50 per hour + expenses
$750 & up + $100 per hour + expenses
$650.00 + $87.50 per hour + expenses
$700.00 + $100.00 per hour + expenses
$850.00 + $100.00 per hour + expenses
$1000 + $100.00 per hour per person + expenses
Prices will vary according to number of aircraft,
type of aircraft & reason for flight permit
Varies depending on aircraft, product, part and task complexity
Prices will vary according to aircraft type, location and timeframe, Please call For price

$175.00 + $87.50 per hour + expenses

Accident investigation, Litigation, Report Analysis, Expert Testimony

• On scene Accident and Incident Investigation
• FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Representation
• FAA & NTSB Accident/Incident Report Analysis, Background Research
• Aviation Accident Litigation Support and Expert Testimony
• NTSB Public Hearing Testimony Preparation & Expert Witness
• Principal Spokesperson at NTSB public hearing for your company
• FAA Airman, Air Agency Enforcement Representation, Negotiations


Prices vary from $185.00 and up per hour.
Please call for a price quote on your specific case

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