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Old 10-06-2018, 06:37 PM   #11  
JohnBurke
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Originally Posted by 1wife2airlines View Post
That was "tongue in cheek" and I wouldn't castigate that pilot for not alerting the FAA as he might not even be aware of the violations and if he was might be reluctant due to possible retaliation in that job market.
You're really not getting it.

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Originally Posted by 1wife2airlines View Post
You say the operator had a long history of illegal charters. Was the FAA powerless to stop that or was he penalized but the the fines were not onerous?
The FAA would have to be aware that the illegal charters were happening, you see. That's really the point.

People tend to fly below the radar until they do something that garners attention. Something like, say, crashing a Falcon 50 without brakes with two unqualified pilots at the controls on an illegal charter...
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