Does FAA Admninistrator Marion Blakey Approve Prosecution Of Helo Pilot Who Saved Family?
Just a few days ago, Jeremy Johnson, a 29-year-old helicopter pilot, was considered a hero in his neck of the woods. It was reported in the media that after flying numerous rescue and supply missions, he had helped saved a family that had become stranged by flood waters in Washington County (UT). Rolf and Renae Ludwig and their six children were in great danger after flood waters from the local river had overrun their ranch. Johnson used his helicopter to airlift them to safety. Now the Associated Press has discovered the FAA is coming after him for alleged FAR violations committed while Johnson was performing a number of other actions to help people affected by the floods. According to the FAA, Johnson failed to give seven days’ notice before offering rides to people over the areas damaged by floods. Johnson offered the rides in order to raise money for the family that he had rescued. In fact, in two days he raised some $20,000 for the Ludwig’s. To top it off, the FAA has even questio