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The ORIGINAL Strange But True Aviation News

13 Apr

Sleep on your jet, avoid paying UK taxes!  A Tory donor who has given millions to the UK party managed to avoid paying taxes by sleeping on his private jet rather that staying overnight in the country, reports the Daily Mail. Under British law, as a non-resident, he could spend just 91 full days in the country each year.

Born in the USA (well, not exactly).  Ebosalume is a baby boy born three hours into a flight from Ghana to Atlanta who has been confirmed to be a U.S. citizen, reports Reuters. He was delivered by a doctor and two nurses board the flight who used scissors and a passenger’s shoestring, sterilized in Skyy vodka.

He doesn’t deserve to have a license! No surprise here — the Federal Aviation Administration ordered Michael Ferrero to surrender his pilot certificate or face fines after being charged with flying an airplane while intoxicated, reports Aero-News Network. He was spotted by a California Highway Patrol cop flying erratically about 500 feet above a highway.

Fences? We don’t need no stinkin’ fences!! David Delaney was arrested ad charged with felony trespassing after being caught either crawling under or climbing over a security fence at Fargo, N.D.’s Hector International airport, reports Valley News.

I guess they thought things were going down the toilet! The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manage JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports, have unveiled a major customer service initiative, reports CBS New York. The port has unveiled plans to give the airports restrooms an upgrade and add more customer service agents to help travelers.

We’ll end the week with this video of a woman literally blown away during a trip to St. Marten.  Been there, done (but not quite like that) that. Enjoy!!

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