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Pilot fined for landing at a closed RAF Valley

Old 25th Jan 2021, 14:30
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My Goodness,
Leave the bloke be, he's already taken his punishment,
Covid grounding (?) has apparently made some upright never did wrong posters go into 'vindictive mood'.

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Old 25th Jan 2021, 17:02
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Originally Posted by mikehallam View Post
My Goodness,
Leave the bloke be, he's already taken his punishment...
4K to a bloke with a PC12 and a million in the bank is like 20p fine for the average UK, locked-down, probably furloughed, possibly redundant punter. Like the 10K fines issues to so-called celebs for busting the max6 rules at parties, this is just an inconvenient "take-the-piss" tax. Probably saved 4K when he didn't bother even going to the hearing!

Punishment should be scaled so it impacts wealthy PC12 owners *at least* as much as the skint bloke with a 1985 Cavalier for transport. Probably more so, as they *should* know better.

This is the sort of cockwomble that posts memes about Dominic Cummings and Barnard Castle, then wonders why they're [PC12 nob] despised.

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Old 27th Jan 2021, 13:03
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Cut the guy some slack, this is sleepy old rural Anglesey, not Moscow. . .
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 18:05
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Cut the guy some slack,
Maybe some slack if the pilot were compelled to land. This event sounded elective, and of low importance to be disrespecting permissions.
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Old 28th Jan 2021, 09:49
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Perhaps the Enforcement Branch are running scared from the recent witch hunt in a popular UK flying magazine.
It's a case of 'Damned if they do, Damned if they don't'. I bet some of those here and elsewhere looking for tougher action in this case are the same people complaining when people get taken to task over infringements and the like.

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Old 28th Jan 2021, 12:01
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The CAA cannot punish, that is the role of the courts. This chap has been found guilty in court and punished. Magistrates cannot punish as it takes them on the day, the range of punishments is prescribed. To quote Gilbert and Sullivan: "Let the punishment fit the crime".

Should this individual continue to act in the way he did then the CAA does have a means to act directly, the "fitness to hold the licence" legislation with regard only to his UK licence. He told the court that he now holds a UK licence. Regarding the FAA licence then the facts can be reported to them by the CAA. It is then up to the FAA to take action as it see fit.
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