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Airline Pilot Used Fake License for 25 Years, Exposed After Taking ‘Strange Turns’ Over Swiss Alps

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Star Alliance member and United Airlines partner South African Airways is promising to check the licenses of all of its pilots — and obtain copies from a government regulator instead of pilots just bringing in copies themselves — after discovering that one of their veteran long haul pilots had been using a forged license for 25 years. (viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com) さらに...

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Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 4
Funny that he had the same licence that he was hired with! So he passed all the check rides and medicals and he eventually forged an ATPL out of a CPL. Documentation fraud for sure, but he was legal. Hell, in the USA you don’t even need a type rating to sit in the right seat, as far as I can remember.......but I am aging!
sgbelverta
sharon bias 6
Can't even begin to count the ways this went unnoticed for 25 years.
btweston
btweston 1
I don’t think that expression means what you think it means.
sgbelverta
sharon bias 1
Can you point me in a direction to look up what that statement means? If I'm using it incorrectly I'd like to know....Thank you.
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 1
I get it, Sharon!
bbabis
bbabis 2
Strange turns after encountering turbulence over the Alps. That doesn't sound like it should trigger an investigation. More details on what caused the investigation would be nice.
dwayne44
Gilbert Stroman 2
Not saying its ok but did he pass all check rides to fly that plane over all those years?
upchucked
C. WESLEY GRADY 2
Wow, Imagine that. The plane never knew he didn't have the right piece of paper.

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