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FAA Proposes $150,000 Fine As Private Jet Service Allegedly Trained Pilots Inadequately

Excerpt from Travel and Tour World

Jan 18, 2014 8:00 am

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If the FAA’s allegations are true, then a bunch of hotshot Fortune 500 executives were getting flown around by pilots who received inadequate training.

— Dennis Schaal

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The FAA is trying to fine Talon Air, a private jet charter company, $150,000 for inadequately training its pilots. Talon Air


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $150,000 civil penalty against Talon Air, Inc., of Farmingdale, New York, for allegedly violating Federal Aviation Regulations by allowing four pilots to fly without proper training or examinations.

The FAA alleges three of the pilots did not undergo recurrent training or receive competency flight checks within the required periods of time.

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