Donald Trump's Campaign Plane Has Been Flying With Expired Registration
Donald Trump may be winning primaries across the country, but he certainly isn’t courting the FAA. The New York Times recently reported that one of the planes the presidential hopeful has been using on the campaign trail has expired registration.
The Cessna plane was no longer valid to fly as of January 31, but the FAA informed Trump before the expiration date. On December 1, 2015, DJT Operations CX LLC, the company owned by Trump that operates the Cessna, was issued a “final notice” of the expiration. Three months later, on March 1, 2016, the company was sent another notice.
The fine for this violation can go up to $250,000 and could come with a jail term of three years. The fee for renewal, had he put in the request, is only $5.
Not to worry though, Trump has it covered. Hope Hicks, his campaign spokesperson, commented saying that the “standard renewal process is just about complete.”
The Cessna, which seats up to 12 people, has been a prominent form of transportation on the campaign trail, making hundreds of flights including one on Monday. In addition to the Cessna, Trump also has three helicopters and a jet.