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Flight School Instructor Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Airman Medical Application

Guillermo Monsalve of Plano, TX, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Dallas to falsifying his airman medical application about prior DUI convictions. Monsalve was a ground instructor at Link Aviation, a school for pilots in Addison, TX, where he provided classroom training. In February, Monsalve’s former employer Nacer Fetamia, owner of Link Aviation, was sentenced as a result of the same investigation with lying about a past DUI charge on his airman medical application. He was ordered to spend 3 months in jail and fined $2,500 and also faces possible deportation to his native Algeria. The FAA is determining the administrative action to be taken with respect to Monsalve’s ground instructor and commercial pilot licenses. His sentencing is set for May 23.