Fri, Mar 13, 2009
David Keith Martz Will Now Have To Meet Strippers In Car
The odd, perverse saga of a
California helicopter pilot has entered its latest chapter, with
the news the FAA issued an emergency revocation of David Keith
Martz's license this week.
As ANN reported, Martz drew the FAA's
attention last month, after a video went public showing Martz
operating a helicopter over southern California while engaged in a
sexual tryst with porn star Puma Swede. The video was made in
2007... but came to light on Hollywood gossip site TMZ.com after a
helicopter flown by Martz was forced to land at Van Nuys February 1
after allegedly flying too close to a Los Angeles Police Department
"These actions showed a careless and reckless disregard for
safety and showed that he lacks the care, judgment and
responsibility to hold a commercial pilot certificate," FAA
spokesman Ian Gregor told the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Martz has run afoul of the FAA several times before. In 1986,
his license was revoked for flying with a forged medical
certificate. In 2002, he received a 30-day suspension for doing
aerobatics below 1,500 feet and over a populated area.
In 2003 Martz again lost his license, this time for landing too
close to personnel on the ground at Marine Corps Air Station
Miramar. Finally, the FAA suspended him for 230 days in 2005 for
flying passengers in a helicopter he knew was damaged.
Martz is appealing the latest revocation, Gregor added. An
administrative hearing will likely occur within the next 30
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