Erik is an aviation attorney, an Airline Transport Pilot with flight experience in Part 91, 121, 135 and 141 Operations, and a Certified Flight Instructor. He has logged over 7,500 flight hours.

He is a managing member in The Kientzy Firm, L.L.C. in St. Louis, Missouri and practices primarily in aviation law. Mr. Kientzy is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois, and advises clients on all aspects of aviation law, including FAA Enforcement Action Defense; TSA Enforcement Action Defense; Aircraft Accident Litigation; and FAA and IRS considerations of aircraft acquisition, operation and leasing.

Mr. Kientzy is a member of the Missouri Bar Transportation Law Committee, Subcommittee on Legislative Review (2009-16 Sessions), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and the American Bar Association (Forum on Air & Space Law).

He has enjoyed speaking to the Missouri Pilots Association, St. Louis Chapter; the Greater St. Louis Flight Instructors Association and other groups on aviation law issues.

Erik Kientzy received his B.S. magna cum lade in Aviation Science from Parks College of Saint Louis University and his Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law.

Professional Affiliations & Committees

  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Legal Services Plan, Panel Attorney
  • Missouri Bar Association, Transportation Law Committee, Subcommittee on Legislative Review, Member (2009-16 Sessions)

Professional Licenses & Certificates

  • Admitted to Practice Law in Missouri (September 2003)
  • Admitted to Practice Law in Illinois (September 2004)
  • FAA Certified Airline Transport Pilot, Multi-Engine Airplane, with CL-65 Type Rating
  • FAA Certified Commercial Pilot, Single-Engine Airplane; Instrument Rated
  • FAA Certified Private Pilot, Helicopter
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument
  • FAA Certified Multi-Engine Flight Instructor
  • FAA Certified Ground Instructor
  • Logged over 7,500 hours of flight time with over 4,500 hours as pilot of a transport category jet aircraft

Publications & Presentations

  • Missouri Pilots Association Maryland Heights, Missouri (2011)
    Speaker, “Enforcement of the Federal Aviation Regulations”
  • St. Louis Helicopter Association St. Louis, Missouri (2010)
    Speaker, “Enforcement of the Federal Aviation Regulations”
  • FAA Safety Team – Wings Program Hazelwood, Missouri (2009)
    Speaker, “Enforcement of the Federal Aviation Regulations”
  • Missouri Pilots Association St. Charles, Missouri (2009)
    Speaker, “FAA Investigations and Enforcement Actions”
  • Aviation Maintenance Symposium Fairview Heights, Illinois (2009)
    Speaker, “Enforcement of the Maintenance FARs”
 

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