Old 1st Feb 2019, 21:35
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Originally Posted by 2Donkeys View Post
Mike, you're going to think I am arguing with you for the sake of it!

No (new) can of worms here. The pilot's licence, if it is as represented, would not have permitted him to operate a commercial flight here, or in the US. That in itself is enough to bring the conversation to a halt. Conversations about AOCs, Part 135 permission and the rest of it are entirely redundant since the pilot is fundamentally not qualified - possibly quite spectacularly so.

I think it does raise questions about the CAA and DGAC's ability to regulate GA flights within their territories - but we might want to be careful what we wish for there.

Nobody yet knows what the passenger understood about the flight, and that information may sadly be permanently unavailable. Speculation as to the views of the deceased is probably beyond even PPRuNe's wide-ranging chatter.
This is the nub of it. If a G reg was trying to charter inside the US, the FAA would be all over them. It is a European enforcement problem. Being N reg is irrelevant.
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