Pilot who landed on golf course to ge...

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

There are 14 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 30, 2008, titled Pilot who landed on golf course to get son to tennis lesson is .... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

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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Altamonte Springs, FL

#1 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!

Boynton Beach, FL

#2 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

West Palm Beach, FL

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

Olean, NY

#4 Apr 30, 2008
big fluckin deal

Jupiter, FL

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

Miami, FL

#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

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

Pompano Beach, FL

#8 May 1, 2008
it hurt my green
Pago Pago Trojan

Toledo, OH

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

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#10 May 1, 2008
Did he at least yell "FORE!" while landing?

Deerfield Beach, FL

#11 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


#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...

Elk Grove Village, IL

#13 Nov 2, 2008
I agree with Mark.

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

United States

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

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