by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose"
When Amanullah Khan, 56, of Brea, CA stood to face the judge for
sentencing Monday, a case that began almost exactly four years ago
with a small aluminum forging that should have been made of steel
finally saw justice done. Federal lawmen uncovered millions of
dollars worth of fraud, and unimaginably callous risks taken with
human lives, in the course of a case that wove through Federal
courts on both coasts of the nation -- and sent two men to
Marc Tacchi has done something few line pilots have done.
Tacchi, who flies cargo 747s, has also racked up one MILLION
frequent-flier miles as a paying passenger. And he did it in just
two months with just one airline (not the operator he flies for,
either). He calls it the Great Canadian Mileage Run of 2005.