Trump and the Case Of the Unregistered Aircraft...

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My, My, My... Mr. Trump may have to lower his flying comfort if his Cessna 750 is grounded for awhile, possibly months. It seems whoever was responsible for registering the plane neglected to do so before the January 31st expiration date. The aircraft has been flying illegally since then.

Over the past several months, Donald J. Trump has crisscrossed the country making dozens of campaign stops in places like Sioux City, Iowa, and Jackson, Miss., often in his sleek Cessna jet. There is just one hitch: The plane’s registration is expired.

Records kept with the Federal Aviation Administration show the aircraft’s registration lapsed on Jan. 31. Laura J. Brown, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, confirmed that the plane’s registration was not in good standing and said the owner had not renewed it.

With few exceptions, aircraft must be registered in order to fly. Mr. Trump’s plane could be grounded for several days, or even months, while the issue is sorted out. In the event of an accident, the company that insures the plane could use the expired registration as a reason to decline any claims.

The F.A.A. could also fine or assess other penalties against the owner, the operator or both; Mr. Trump owns the plane through a limited liability company. Though it is unlikely that the agency would seek the maximum penalty, flying with no registration could result in a civil penalty of up to $27,500, a criminal fine of up to $250,000 and imprisonment for up to three years, it said.

Ms. Brown declined to comment on any action the F.A.A. might take. Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, did not respond to requests for comment.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. Looks like Trump has a problem managing his own affairs. Why should anyone think he can manage the country's affairs?

  2. Unfortunately Trump ain't the only one Jerry. But this was a really stupid oversight/error.

    Just a minor reason to shun Trump, certainly not the most significant reason that's for certain.

  3. Another example of a burdensome regulation! FAA thugs demanding payment for Mr. Trump to fly in his own plane which he owns. Keep the government out of it. It isn't as if there were any safety violations. Or so I might expect a Libertarian to argue (not that I'm sure that Les is still a Libertarian, given the doubts some have expressed).

  4. W87hen it comes to sensible regulations that help insure public safety I don't have an issue, unless the regs are obviously stupid.

    As for my political philosophy, it is what it is. And apparently a lot of people don't appreciate or understand it it. Oh well, it is after all mine. Perhaps uniquely so.

  5. BTW, The proprietor of Contra O'Reilly is as far from in touch with reality as is possible. I am not now, nor have I ever been an Anarcho-Capitalist Libertarian. Further, if dunderhead Will knew anything about Rand he would know she did not advocate libertarianism, precisely because the natural end to libertarianism is in fact ANARCHY. Something she totally disdained.

    And now, please DO NOT link to Contra O'Reilly again at my site Dervish.... Thank You.


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