Since you have to be a person of good character(and have to ask for any records the police have on you forwarded to the CAA when first applying for one) to hold a Flight Crew licence does this mean he'll lose his?
The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane.
The vintage plane company of movie moguls Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh is still trying to recover nearly $1 million from a former senior employee jailed for fraud.
But former production manager for the Vintage Aviator Ltd, Eugene DeMarco, has made his own multi-million dollar counter-claim against the company, and other parties.
In preparation for a hearing at the High Court in Wellington in July the company and other parties including Sir Peter Jackson and Dame Fran Walsh as trustees of the Film Property Trust, asked for DeMarco’s counterclaim to be struck out, and a court ruling that DeMarco has no defence to parts of their claim.
The lawyer for the Jackson and Walsh parties, Bruce Scott, argued in court on Thursday that DeMarco was trying to reopen issues already decided at his criminal trial in 2019. ... It was also alleged that two valuable planes DeMarco says are his, are being kept under lock and key at Hood Aerodrome, in Wairarapa.
How strange things turn out... I remember being privileged enough to sit in and have a chat with Gene De Marco about the aircraft he was displaying at an event once, real genuine guy, keen to answer questions from us eager participants. He spent most of the time chatting about flying the Camel in particular and you could tell he had a real passion for what he was doing.
Unfortunately that's how people 'like that' often manage to present themselves, and hence gain the trust of others. I'm sure he does have a genuine passion for the aircraft, but unfortunately it doesn't change the fact he's a crook.
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"But instead of getting talking about the case, he asked if the judge had taken an oath when he was appointed and whether he’d sworn allegiance to the Queen." - dear lord, I had enough of those types while working in District Court! It never works out well for them.
Post by retiredav8r on Jul 16, 2021 15:48:55 GMT 12
As the game monopoly states "G o to jail, directly to jail, do not collect $200" This guy is an idiot. Also he would only collect $5, if he could prove it is his. The court has declared him Bankrupt. Again, go directly to jail.