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Pilot Impersonator Jailed for 11 Months

Shawn D. Miller was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Des Moines, IA, to 11 months in jail for forging a commercial pilot’s license and impersonating a pilot in order to obtain free rides on commercial flights. By donning an American Airlines pilot’s uniform, Miller traveled free throughout the U.S. from 1998 to 2001. He also obtained access to small rental aircraft by wearing an Air Force flight suit and pretending to be an officer.