Certified Airline Transport Pilot for California Charter Flight Company Pleads Guilty to Charges of Falsifying Pilot Evaluations
February 21, 2006
On February 2 1, John Russell Osterlund, formerly employed by charter flight company, Sky King, Inc. (Sky King), based in Sacramento, CA pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Sacramento to charges of making and delivering false official writing in connection with FAA-required "Line Check Evaluations" which he falsely certified between February and December 2004 for five Sky King pilots. Osterlund stated that he had flown with the five pilots during the line check process, as required by FAA regulations, when he had not. Sentencing is tentatively scheduled for May 2006.