Press Release – FAA Proposes $150,000 Civil Penalty Against Talon Air, Inc.


Well-Known Member
For Immediate Release
January 17, 2014
Contact: Arlene Salac or Jim Peters
Phone: (718) 553-3015

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $150,000 civil penalty against Talon Air, Inc., of Farmingdale, New York, for allegedly violating Federal Aviation Regulations by allowing four pilots to fly without proper training or examinations.

The FAA alleges three of the pilots did not undergo recurrent training or receive competency flight checks within the required periods of time. The agency alleges the fourth pilot’s initial training was conducted by an unqualified person. As a result, none of the pilots were qualified to fly the charter carrier’s Hawker 4000 aircraft.

The FAA alleges that collectively, the pilots flew at least 64 times between October 23, 2011 and July 9, 2012 while they were unqualified to serve as on-demand flight crew members.

Talon Air has 30 days from the receipt of the FAA’s enforcement letter to respond to the agency.
Wow... Sounds shady. Reputation is everything. FAA investigators did their job. Gotta wait for Talon's response.

But in the mean time....... Champagne for the whistle blower:D!

I wonder how many other operators violate the regs this way.
Why wait? No way I could ever work for someone where I felt I was getting a raw deal.
Because I don't want to pay my employer any money... I'd quit immediately if a legacy called... but that's about it. No sense paying an employer for a job you should be getting paid to perform.
Im surprised this isn't about my former company. Because I know they did things similar at times.