By Truly Randy Babbitch | AuxBeacon News Contributor
[Editor’s Note: We originally didn’t understand this Civil Air Patrol meme reference to “FAA Kiddie Pron” until it was explained to us. The answer lies in the text below. Thank you for your contribution.]
First of all, Civil Air Patrol’s National Commander Mark Smith is still failing to acknowledge the safety and workplace cultural problems and offenses committed by members and employees of the Civil Air Patrol organization. The attitude of some Air Force pilots and officers is that they are above criticism from civilian members of the program who are far more experienced in how to actually solve problems behind “lie, deny and counter-accuse.” In far too many circles, Civil Air Patrol is a flying club for Air Force and Navy pilots well past their prime and if you don’t like it, you can just leave and let them party as they like, to the tune of 14 million dollars in damages at Lagrange.
Secondly, just a few days ago on Sept. 27th 2018, FAA administrative officer Scott Pierson, who was assigned to the Bradley Flight Standards District Office in Enfield Connecticut, was indicted by a Federal grand jury in Hartford, Connecticut. He’s been charged via criminal complaint with two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography.
The indictment alleges that between approximately January 2018 and June 18, 2018, FAA employee Scott Pierson knowingly received and possessed material containing images and videos of child pornography. DOT-OIG agents arrested Pierson this past July 2018.
Thirdly, this isn’t the first incident of FAA employees being caught with child pornography:
In February of 2018, a jury has convicted William Pothier, 58, of Exeter, NH and a former FAA employee, of possessing child pornography.
On December 29th 2017, Richard Barnett was terminated from his job with the Federal Aviation Administration less than a year after he started working there as a general avionics inspector trainee based at the regional office in Des Plaines.
There’s more of this going back in time, beyond what has been concealed from the public through typical internet searches. Why? Because it freaks people out to see just how filthy our leaders are.
The FAA can use Smith as a tool with words like:
“Keeping the world’s largest fleet of single-engine piston aircraft ready to respond requires coordination, preparation, and information. That’s why I read FAA Safety Briefing.”
– Maj. Gen. Mark E. Smith, Civil Air Patrol’s National Commander
But that doesn’t mean they can gain the authority they need to correct the arrogance we find in the club.