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On May 14, 2015, Dr. David Lawrence Rhodes, also known as Larry Rhodes, was sentenced in U.S.
On January 28, 2015, Dr. David Lawrence Rhodes, also known as Larry Rhodes, pleaded guilty in U.S.
On December 15, we issued our audit of FAA's oversight of air carriers' use of non-certificated repair facilities. This audit was requested by Rep. James Oberstar, Ranking Minority on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Each year, hundreds of commercial air carriers, aircraft repair stations, pilot schools, and other entities apply to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for certificates authorizing them to operate in the National Airspace System.
Timeline of Activities Leading to the Certification of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft and Actions Taken After the October 2018 Lion Air Accident
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On April 10, 2018, Angelo Efthimiatos was arrested by Federal agents in Rutland, Vermont, for operating a Piper aircraft without a pilot’s license. FAA revoked his airman’s license in 2014 after he pleaded guilty to drug-related charges.
On November 19, 2013, Paul Tharp was indicted in U.S. District Court, Charlotte, North Carolina. It is alleged that Tharp co-piloted a multi-engine plane on three occasions without having the necessary multi-engine pilot ratings.
Cornie Gene Lowe was ordered by a U.S District Court judge in Del Rio, TX, to pay a $5,000 fine and spend 6 months in jail for piloting a plane without a pilot’s license and lying to the FAA.
On January 17, 2020, Joseph Malmay, owner and operator of Jack Malmay Logging, was served a judicial summons that had been issued the day before by the U.S. District Court for the Western District.
Oley David Gerhardt of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Ft. Lauderdale for falsifying personal information and his Social Security number on his FAA airman medical certificates.