The Air-Law team regularly gives a small insight into their accumulated aviation law knowledge in order to inform and enlighten members of the aviation industry about current and relevant topics. Publications can be found in the following trade press journals.

Mid-Air Collisions….. mid-air collisions and SERA’s avoidance rules.

Almost always to the right!

The avoidance rules for air traffic are clearly described in the Standardized Rules of the Air, or SERA for short. Nevertheless, there are always ambiguities as to who has to avoid whom in which situation. Frank Peter Dörner, a lawyer specializing in aviation law and a passionate pilot and flight instructor, has taken another look at the subject. …

The article appeared in aerokurier “Flight Safety” 2020 ( and is available here as a pdf:

Aerocourier Flight Safety 2020 – Almost always to the right