A low-flying stunt in a military jet above Santa Monica pier landed a pilot in jail.
A judge sentenced stunt pilot David Riggs in June 2010 to 60 days in jail for the 2008 stunt, which was captured on video (see below). Riggs lost his appeal, meaning the sentence will begin.
The judge also ordered Riggs to clean beaches and pay a $6,000 fines. His pilot’s license was revoked for one year by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The sound and sight of an L-39 Albatross — used by Soviet bloc pilots for training during the Cold War — buzzing the tourist stop startled visitors in November 2009.
Source: Jonathan Lloyd for NBC Los Angeles
A low-flying stunt in a military jet above Santa Monica pier landed a pilot…
by Tactical-Life.com / Nov 18, 2011