NBAA, NATA take CNBC to task for Clay Lacy and CARES Act coverage

Clay Lacy

Two private jet trade groups are accusing the cable network of misrepresenting Clay Lacy and the importance of business aviation

A letter issued yesterday by the top executives of the National Business Aviation Association and National Air Transport Association said CNBC coverage of the CARES Act distorted the impact of Covid-19 on business aviation.

A post on NBAA’s website was titled, “CNBC Distorts Pandemic’s Impact on Business Aviation, Specifically Charter Company Clay Lacy.”

Kobe Bryant helicopter firm, Private Jet charter operator fined in April for illegal flights, gain CARES Act funding

Island Express Helicopters and Jem Air Holdings received $603,838 and $158,775, respectively, from the Treasury Department

Island Express Helicopters, the operator of the charter flight that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, including the pilot, on Jan. 26, 2020, received $603,838 in funding as part of the CARES Act, according to a list published over the weekend by the Department of the Treasury.

Private Jet Safety: How To Make Sure You Don’t Pressure Your Pilots

private jet safety

A 2001 Gulfstream crash in Aspen that killed 18 reminds the added pressure private jet pilots sometimes find

The often untold story of private aviation is the relationship between pilots and passengers.

When you fly on a scheduled passenger airline flight, one of your pilots might be at the cockpit door to say a brief goodbye after you’ve landed and pulled up to the gate.

Once in a while, your pilot might come into the cabin before the flight to welcome you. Otherwise, the connection between passenger and pilot is left to listening to announcements from the cockpit over the speaker system.

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