"They've suspended my license for 90 days" he said.
A flight instructor and charter pilot, it meant his income would have a huge dent in it for three months.
"How did this happen?"
"The airplane had been involved in an accident. The FAA inspector claimed the engine had suffered a 'sudden stoppage', even though the engine never stopped running. He refused to allow me to fly the airplane home without a ferry permit. It was late Friday afternoon and waiting for the office to open Monday to get the permit was impossible. I waited until he was gone, started the airplane, and flew it home."
"How do they know it was YOU who flew the airplane?"
"They tracked me through my credit card fuel-charges... Knew every stop I made."
Folks, if you are not concerned about the information now available to our government, you aren't paying enough attention.
Ugly, UGLY times are coming.