Pilot's 'Joyride' Under Scrutiny In Orange County | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.17.14 **
** Airborne 09.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.15.14 **
** Airborne 09.12.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.12.14 **

Fri, Jan 13, 2012

Pilot's 'Joyride' Under Scrutiny In Orange County

Hour-Long Flight With Female Deputy Questioned

At a time when many municipalities are grounding their law enforcement helicopter assets due to the recession, it's obviously bad form for a sheriff's department pilot to go flying with a female friend in a $1,000/hour Eurocopter AS 350 (similar aircraft pictured). But that's what is said to have happened in Orange County, California. Officials are not amused, especially since this would not be the first time it's happened.

The Orange County Register reports that on November 10, pilot and Sergeant Han O took off for a one-hour flight about 1030 PST. But along for the ride was Deputy Sherri Demaio, whose assigned to central court, and not a trained observer. The incident is being called a "ride-along," but such arrangements are supposed to be approved in advance by the department.

The sheriff's office has started an investigation after an anonymous tip was sent to some members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The Register reports previous officials sent one flight crew to retrieve a lost purse, and allegedly used other flights for “amorous trysts” during the tenure of former Sheriff Michael Carona, who resigned in 2008 and spent 66 months in prison after a conviction on a witness tampering charge.

FMI: http://egov.ocgov.com/ocgov/Sheriff-Coroner%20-%20Sandra%20Hutchens

Advertisement

More News

AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-15-06 PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and –315 airplanes.>[...]

AD: Dassault Aviation Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-26-05 PRODUCT: All Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes; and Model MYSTERE->[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.17.14)

Learn to Fly Blog This blog features writings by aviation authors and flight instructors.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.17.14): Base Turn

A turn executed by the aircraft during the initial approach between the end of the outbound track and the beginning of the intermediate or final approach track.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.17.14)

“In the near future, general aviation manufacturers will be able to certify their products more efficiently and effectively, meaning more safety in more airplanes.” Sou>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC