In a real-life version of “Catch Me If You Can,” A Dutch pilot was recently arrested after being revealed as a fake pilot. He had apparently been flying commercial planes for 13 years without a commercial pilot’s license (though he did have a private pilot license). His record as a pilot was completely spotless and he was deemed an excellent employee, perhaps why he wasn’t pursued sooner. Most surprisingly, though, is that he had been caught by Swedish cops a few years ago, but disappeared for a while and no one bothered to follow up until now. Unclear why authorities decided not to pursue him (surely flight records would have clearly indicated where exactly he was) or what the ramifications of his imaginative qualifications will be.
Vance Joy performs his first single, “Riptide,” at JFK’s Terminal 5.
Golf enthusiasts around the world are mourning the loss of Arnold Palmer, “The King” of golf, who died yesterday at 87. Palmer is remembered for his spirited competitiveness and sportsmanship, and for helping transform golf from a country club sport to a popular American pastime.
It’s been over a week since JetBlue A320 First Officer Adrian Eichhorn took off on a journey around the world on #N1733G. After a successful first leg over the icy North Atlantic, Adrian’s sprits are flying high, especially after spending a couple of days in Normandy.