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Airport surrenders flight data to FAA

Posted: Thursday, Jul 4th, 2013


Leslie F. “Les” Lecasse, who said he has been an aviator for 50 years, surrendered his invalid commercial pilot’s license to the Federal Aviation Administration Monday after a surprise inspection at Newport Airport by a trio of government investigators who probed his flight activities. City officials say they knew nothing of Lecasse’s operation, Angel Ayre, even though an airport co-manager flew with Lecasse in his 200 mph Cessna 310. Asked how much flight time he has, Lecasse answered,” I’ll tell you what I told the FAA: ‘The Fifth Amendment.’” (Photo by Rick Beasley)


NEWPORT – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has seized airport flight records and ordered an unlicensed Newport aviator who runs a mysterious flight service out of the city-owned terminal to surrender his airman’s credentials and logbooks and submit his airplane to inspection.



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