The Federal Aviation Administration launched an investigation after determining the company used to fly Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer from Michigan to Florida during spring break was not authorized to operate charter flights.
As previously reported, Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer vacationed to Florida during Michigan’s Covid-19 surge while telling Michiganders to stay home and avoid travel.
Whitmer specifically attacked Floridians and blamed “snow birds” traveling from the Sunshine State into Michigan for her state’s Covid surge.
The governor’s spokesperson confirmed last month that Whitmer took a “personal trip” to Florida in March during spring break to visit her father who is battling a chronic illness.
Deadline Detroit reported that Gretchen Whitmer borrowed a private jet from a group of uberwealthy Detroit businessmen.
The Detroit billionaires have major dealings with the state of Michigan so when they were asked by Whitmer if she could mooch their private jet, they said yes.
It was previously unclear who paid for Whitmer’s private charter and when she was asked about borrowing a private jet, she basically told the peasants to shut up and stop asking questions.
The Detroit News on Friday revealed Whitmer’s private flight was paid for by a dark money non-profit and the cost was $27,521.
The non-profit was formed in 2018 to pay for Whitmer’s inauguration so it appears that she ILLEGALLY used the funds for personal expenses.
Whitmer paid $855 for her seat but the dark money paid for the remaining $27,000-ish.
The FAA says the company ‘hired’ to fly Whitmer to Florida didn’t have the proper certification to charter flights.
The Detroit Free Press reported:
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after determining that a company hired to fly Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to Florida is not authorized to operate charter flights.
The possible violation of FAA rules by Air Eagle LLC, the Detroit company that owns the plane Whitmer flew on to visit her father in March, adds a new level of controversy to concerns about the flight.
Elizabeth Isham Cory, a spokeswoman for the FAA, said companies that operate charter flights must have a Part 135 certificate issued by the federal agency. Other aircraft companies have a Part 91 certificate, she said.
The Gulfstream G280 Whitmer’s office confirmed she flew on “is not on a 135 certificate and Air Eagle does not have a Part 135 certificate,” Cory said in an email to the Free Press.
Another FAA spokesperson said later on Monday that it is premature to conclude that a violation occurred, but “the FAA is looking into the matter.”
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