John Sabel

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Undergraduate Studies
College of Aviation
Daytona College of Aviation

Areas of Expertise

Aviation law.

John V. Sabel, J.D.

John Sabel is an attorney and airline pilot, currently flying as an Airbus A-320 Captain. He served eight years as a Check Airman and FAA Aircrew Program Designee at a Part 121 air carrier. Sabel holds a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law, and Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management degrees from Embry-Riddle. He has logged over 20,000 hours of flight time and holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate (EMB-110, DC-9, B-737, B-757/B-767, A-319/A-320/A-321), a Flight Engineer certificate, a Certified Flight Instructor certificate, and Ground Instructor certificate. He represents pilots in FAA certificate action matters and serves as a consultant and expert witness for aviation-related litigation. Sabel is a member of the Allied Pilots Association’s Safety and Accident Investigation committees, and a contributing member of the Air Carrier Safety and Pilot Training Aviation Rulemaking Committee. His article, Airline-Airport Facilities Agreements – An Overview, is published in the SMU Journal of Air Law and Commerce.

  • J.D. - Juris Doctor (Doctor of Jurisprudence) in Law, Duquesne University

  • Remote Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Flight Instructor - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Airline Transport Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Ground Instructor - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Flight Engineer - Federal Aviation Administration

DAV 714, ASCI 404

Over 40 years and 20,000 flight hours of civil aviation flying experience.

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Allegheny County Bar Association

Allied Pilots Association

American Association for Justice

American Bar Association

Aviation Insurance Association

Defense Research Institute

International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association

International Society of Air Safety Investigators

Lawyer Pilots Bar Association

National Aeronautic Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Society of Aviation and Flight Educators