Pilot who landed on golf course to get son to tennis lesson is ...

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A Lake Villa pilot who landed his airplane on a golf course fairway in order to get his son to a tennis lesson on time was charged Tuesday with reckless conduct and endangering the life or health of a child, ...
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Greg

Orlando, FL

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Apr 30, 2008
 
I would think that the FAA would have something to say about this. Like flying too low over residential areas, making a non-emergency landing outside of an airport and being totally stupid!
joe

Boynton Beach, FL

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Apr 30, 2008
 
His kid was a lot safer than some of the cars i've seen with kids being driven to school by thier 3rd world parents!
help me

Pompano Beach, FL

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Apr 30, 2008
 
He he he .. It's all fun and games,, just pay and pay.
DumbFuucker

Olean, NY

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#4
Apr 30, 2008
 
big fluckin deal
Barry

Jupiter, FL

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#5
May 1, 2008
 
Leave the guy alone..........
The Brat

Hialeah, FL

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#6
May 1, 2008
 
Hmmmm...Snow covered fairway....no one out golfing...He had skis on his landing gear, he circled twice checking conditions....I would say as a fellow pilot he did well even though a questionable use of an airplane...a tennis lesson is not a big deal.

As for child endangerment?? Should anyone who gives a plane ride to children at any time be charged with endangerment?? I agree with Joe....one is safer in the air than on our nations roadways...
jim ractubie

United States

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May 1, 2008
 
So that means that the EAA young eagles program is endangering kids ???
golfcourse

Pompano Beach, FL

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May 1, 2008
 
it hurt my green
Pago Pago Trojan

Toledo, OH

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May 1, 2008
 
What an idiot, and now his kid will grow up thinking he can do goofy things...sad...[[
BoReD

Port Saint Lucie, FL

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May 1, 2008
 
Did he at least yell "FORE!" while landing?
RED BARON

O Fallon, MO

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May 1, 2008
 
Very poor decision making. The pilot is lucky he didn't hit a sandtrap or veer into a tree. He could have easily caused the plane to flip or go into a full somersault.

“Listen, Laugh, and Learn.”

Since: Sep 07

Chesterfield

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#12
May 1, 2008
 
Now if he was Donald Trump in a Helicopter, he could have landed on the golf course and they would have fed him a steak dinner...
Props

Deerfield, IL

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Nov 2, 2008
 
I agree with Mark.

The people complaining about this are displaying an ignorant herd mentality.
The Baron

United States

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#14
Jun 5, 2009
 
Hopefully this will be the end of his flying career!!!! Before he does some real damage.

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