Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Palm Beach County, Florida: Two men sentenced in plot that put corroded plane in air

WEST PALM BEACH —   Two men who conspired to put an airplane with rusted and corroded parts into the sky were placed on probation Tuesday for falsifying documents to make sure the Federal Aviation Administration didn’t know about the scheme they hatched at the Lantana airport.

U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg sentenced the mastermind of the plan, pilot Ulipiano Luis Amy, 63, to six months of house arrest in addition to three years of probation. Formerly of Miami Springs, Amy is now caring for his elderly parents in Puerto Rico and will serve his house arrest there.

James Schiller, who operated *Palm Beach Aviation Services out of Palm Beach County Park Airport in Lantana, Florida, was placed on probation for two years. Schiller, 53, who lives in Lake Worth, will lose his Federal Aviation Administration certification as an aircraft mechanic.

Amy had already been grounded for health reasons but Rosenberg ordered the permanent revocation of his pilot license.

The sentencing comes two weeks after Robert Charles “Chas” Brady, the owner of Beach Aviation Services, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to four charges in connection with an illegal charter service and flight school he operated out of the Boca Raton Airport and Pompano Beach Airpark.

While Brady’s pilot license was revoked in 2016, the 36-year-old Fort Lauderdale man continued to give flying lessons and manned the controls of numerous charter flights, Federal Aviation Administration officials said. Many student pilots learned that Federal Aviation Administration will not honor the training hours they received at his flight school.

* Not to be confused with www.beachaviationservices.com in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Read more here ➤ https://www.mypalmbeachpost.com

Beach Aviation Owner Robert “Charles” Brady Arrested on 56-Count Indictment: https://www.justice.gov 

Florida Aircraft Mechanic and Pilot Plead Guilty to Conspiracy To Commit Aircraft Parts Fraud: https://www.oig.dot.gov

1 comment:

Dan Anderson said...

Not to be confused with www.beachaviationservices.com in Myrtle Beach, SC