"NBC owes Arlene and Clarke Thomas a huge apology. Not
only is this an egregious waste of time for all involved but it
calls law enforcement authorities away from what could be real
emergencies. It's harassment. pure and simple, and
Source: NATA president James K. Coyne,
commenting on NBC's attempted "charter" of a helo to, as they put
it, "test the system." The St. Louis helo charter co. was trained
properly, called the FBI and had the NBC crew arrested.