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A British Airways pilot sentenced to 12 years in prison for misleading authorities about his flight experienceLONDON — A pilot has been jailed for fraud to get the job with British Airways. The British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said he lied about his flight hours to secure a position at the British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer and former Irish regional operator Stobart Air. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...
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Catch me if you can............... Frank Abagnale
My instructor once said to me, "Don't fudge in your flight time or your logbook, you will only hurt yourself..or someone else in the process."
I was always told, if you say you have a thousand hours in type, you better fly like you have a thousand hours in type.
The header in FlightAware say "YEARS" but the article says "MONTHS". Looks like a typo.
Yeah I noticed that too; I was going to comment that 12 years seems excessive even given the risk, but 12 months sounds much more reasonable, if not fairly lenient. I'm not sure if criminal prosecution is common here in the U.S. for getting a job under false pretenses; I usually only hear of civil penalties.
Yes,the headline error obviously by original poster Tom Novak. In the body of the linked article, the story clearly says 12 MONTHS.