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California Man Sentenced to Prison for Piloting Private Jets without a Type Rating

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On April 27, 2016, Arnold Gerald Leto III was arrested on federal charges of illegally piloting a private airplane from Los Angeles to Las Vegas without a pilot’s license. The Department of Justice and FAA determined that Leto had illegally piloted a number of flights dating back to at least 2015, and he ultimately pleaded guilty to the charges. This week, Leto was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison, and required to pay a $5,500 fine. (www.flyingmag.com) Plus d'info...

Airline overbooking under scrutiny with Congress set to hold hearings

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With the US Congress preparing to hold hearings next week on the state of airline customer service, the practice of overbooking flights is coming under scrutiny, and both airline policies and potential legislation regarding overbooking are being closely watched. (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

N4WG Emergency Landing at Sarasota Bradenton

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Looks like all are safe. Kudos to the Pilots for a great job. (wfla.com) Plus d'info...

Bombardier rejects Boeing's "dumping" claim

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Bombardier officials have rejected Boeing's claim in a complaint filed with the U.S. government that its Canadian rival has dumped its new CSeries commercial jet into the United States at below cost. (www.cbc.ca) Plus d'info...

American Airlines flight from Manchester to New York is forced to turn back after ‘mid-flight emergency’

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An American Airlines flight from Manchester to New York City was forced to turn back to England today after declaring an emergency over the Irish Sea. The flight to JFK was due to take seven hours after leaving at 10.23am, but turned around east of Dublin and landed back at Manchester about an hour later at 11.24am... (www.aviationfigures.com) Plus d'info...