Friday, August 28, 2015

A paltry offence

"The former chief executive of Taranaki's Air Ambulance Trust has been fined for breaching the Civil Aviation Act, including removing aircraft seats to fly chickens cross-country.

"Warren Leslie John Fulljames appeared before Judge Chris Sygrove in the New Plymouth District Court on Thursday for sentencing on three charges of breaking the CAA rules.

"The Civil Aviation Authority laid the charges after Fulljames, who was issued his private pilots' licence in 1990 and gained his commercial pilots' licence in 2014, removed seats from aircraft to fly chickens around, failed to keep a correct log book and flew at night without the correct certification."
I for one sleep more soundly at night for knowing that New Zealand has such tight regulations governing the use of seat-belts in chicken aviation.
In an ideal world, poultry-delivery pilot Fulljames would skip the country without paying his fines, so that we could say that he has flown the coop.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I hope Mr. Fulljames proves he is no poltroon and appeals these paltry poultry penalties.

H. Rumbold, Master Barber said...

Silly man- chickens can't fly!

Yastreblyansky said...

Thunder, he's nothing but a pullet pilot, he'll never pull it off.

rhwombat said...

I've flown with a live goat - but even the Columbian pilot drew a line at cooking it mid-flight.

rhwombat said...

Does this account for foul weather around New Plymouth?